This recipe for mulled wine is so full of flavor and festive. It is delicious and effortless to prepare. During wintertime, I love to drink mulled wine; I even crave it! The warm sweet wine filled with spices and the orange’s fresh citrus notes with every sip; it is a dream.
This spiced wine is super rich and perfect for a winter afternoon in front of the fireplace or a campfire.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE mulled WINE
- Wine. Any red wine works well here. You can use a wine that you have stored and do not like so much or a wine you use to cook. I normally use organic wines; the ones I have tried lately and liked are from Avaline’s.
- Apple juice. Look for an apple juice that has no sugar or the most natural you can find. One that is actually apple juice and not apple-flavored painted water. This mulled wine is traditionally made with apple cider; I like it better with juice.
- Orange zest. Be careful not to put the white part of the orange zest, it can turn bitter. If you have leftover mulled wine, do not store it with the orange peel.
- Spices and sugar. The spices give an incredible flavor to the wine, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. Like all my recipes, if there is something you don’t like, don’t use it; adapt the recipe to make it delicious for you.
💡Spices, how fresh are yours? It is important that you check your spices often. For this warm wine to be extra delicious, you have to use freshspices. Although, spices in theory, cannot be spoiled, they do lose flavor. The easiest way to check them is by the smell, when you open the jar or bag it has to smell delicious and fill the space with their aroma.
HOW TO MAKE mulled wine?
I will tell you a little about this wine with spices. It is super rich and very easy to make. If you like sangria or punch, you will love this mulled wine. The traditional recipe for this wine with spices is with apple cider; I make it with apple juice, I like it better.
Put the apple juice with the spices, the orange zest, and the red wine in a pot over very low heat. It’s ready when all the flavors are well integrated, and the sugar is dissolved. When you taste it, and it’s delicious.
HOW TO SERVE mulled WINE?
Serve it with apple slices, orange zest or orange slices, and pomegranate seeds. You can also make stars or shapes with the apple. If you don’t have an apple, you can use pears or substitute the pomegranate for another fruit such as cranberries or blueberries.
To serve it I prefer to use small glasses than regular wine glasses or even mugs. It looks prettier and yummier.
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Here is the recipe for this mulled wine made with apple juice and spices and served with pomegranate seeds, orange slices, and sliced apple. I hope you like it as much as I do. When you make it take a picture of your wine and post it on FB or Instagram, and if you want to make it later, save it on Pinterest.
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- 4 cups apple juice
- 750 ml red wine 1 bottle
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 pieces of cinnamon
- 2 large pieces of orange zest
- 3 pieces of whole cloves
- 1 piece anise star
- 1 pomegranate peeled and seeded
- 1 apple sliced as thinly as possible
- 1 Orange sliced
- In a large pot put the apple juice, red wine, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and star anise to simmer over low heat.
- When the sugar dissolves and the species begin to release their aroma, turn off the heat and serve.
- I like to serve it in glasses with pomegranate seeds, apple slices, and orange zest.
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