Sunday Funday: Making Mulled Wine!

One of the first things I asked for when I arrived in Cracow on my recent trip to Poland (Eyelash extensions, another wedding and flying solo) was mulled wine:) I absolutely LOVE it!

My cousin Magda, as if she wasn’t busy enough with her wedding and all (A Polish-Spanish Wedding…Viva!), took us out for some beautiful hot wine in Old Town Cracow. Mmm, nothing better or cozier on a cool night! I’ve been missing it ever since I came back and have been experimenting with my own recipes.

This is an extremely quick and easy one you can enjoy on a comfy night by the fireplace, or during your winter entertaining!

Ingredients

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2-4 servings

  • 500 ml of red wine
  • 2 slices of a large orange
  • lemon peel from a whole lemon
  • 4 sticks of cinammon
  • few pods of cardamom (5-10)
  • 4 anise stars
  • few cloves (5-10)
  • 2 tbsps of honey

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Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan
  • Heat over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, until wine is hot
  • DOT NOT boil
  • Reduce to low heat and allow wine to simmer for another 5 minutes
  • Strain and serve
  • Garnish as desired:)

That simple! And SO delicious!

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A few things I learned:

  • Do not use overly expensive red wine – spices and fruit will dominate the flavor of your drink
  • You can spike your mulled wine with brandy, red martini, or your favorite liqueur
  • You can add a variety of different spices, nuts and fruits. Grapefruit, lime, bay leaves, allspice berries, raisins, almonds, walnuts – possibilities are endless!
  • Sweeten with honey, maple syrup or brown sugar – whatever suits your taste buds

Snuggle up with your loved one tonight and enjoy some FANTASTIC mulled wine! Or serve to your guests as a wonderful welcoming drink!

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Enjoy!

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