Spiced Mulled Red Wine Recipe
The gloves are off (literally) as we sip on this warming, wondrous and perfect-for-the-holidays Spiced Mulled Wine.
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"I like best the wine drunk at the cost of others."
-Diogenes the Cynic
1 (750mL) bottle dry red wine, such as Cabernet or Merlot
8 tbsp brown sugar
1 orange, sliced
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
4 cinnamon sticks, for garnish
1 sliced orange, for garnish
1) In a large saucepan, combine red wine and brown sugar over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.
2) Once sugar has dissolved, add 1 sliced orange, cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks and star anise. Simmer for 20 minutes, careful not to boil wine.
3) Strain wine through a mesh sieve and let cool slightly before serving, along with cinnamon sticks and orange slices.
Makes 4 mulled wine cocktails
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