Thirsty Thursdays: Mulled Wine

December 22, 2011

'Tis the season for warm spices, citrus fruits, and hearty red wine.  Mulled wine is a holiday tradition and can be the perfect night cap on a cold winter's day.  Orange zest, cinnamon, and cloves steep in red wine flavored with sweet Portuguese Port and a dash of Gran Marnier (orange liquor) until just warm.  You do not want to boil mulled wine because it will burn off the alcohol and change the flavor.  This holiday season, make a delicious pot of mulled wine for you and all your guests.

Mulled Wine
Recipe from TasteFood

1 1/2 cups Port wine
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup Cointreau or Gran Marnier
1/3 cup brown sugar
zest of 2 oranges, cut in strips
10 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 bottles dry red wine
Fresh orange slices for garnish

For recipe directions, click here.

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