One of my favorite traditions at Christmas time is to make mulled wine. This festive drink is so easy to make and includes some of my favorite spices such as Star Anise, Cinnamon sticks and Clove buds.
The first time I ever made mulled wine was for a Christmas caroling party that I hosted. We made lanterns with the kids and gave them bells to ring as we went house to house singing Christmas carols. The adults were happy to have a mug of mulled wine to keep us warm that night! I’ve been making it every year since.
Mulled Wine Recipe
- 1 bottle red wine
- 1 cup brandy
- 1 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey
- 2 sliced oranges
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4-5 star anise
- 1 tsp clove buds
- Bring ingredients to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Garnish with a fresh orange slice and cinnamon stick.