Holiday Treat: Warm and Wonderful Spicy Mulled Wine

Ahhhh…the Christmas Holidays! My favourite time of year. The holidays bring me so much joy with days filled with warmth and cheer, bringing my family together to do what we do best – drink. Among our many traditions is blasting Christmas carols while putting up our huge Christmas tree while sipping on a cup of warm, mulled wine.

Mulled Wine Recipe Style Domination
The thing I like best about this recipe, other than the fact that is tastes wonderful, is that it fills your home with the spicy aromas of orange, clove and cinnamon. Along with gingerbread and eggnog, this holiday tipple is a hit in our household and I promise you, if you make this for a holiday potluck dinner, you will be a hero. Now, this recipe packs a bit of a punch, so remember to drink responsibly!
Mulled Wine Recipe Style Domination

Ingredients

One bottle of good, full and flavourful red wine such as Shiraz or Merlot
3-4 cinnamon sticks
One long curl of orange zest, peeled off the orange using a vegetable peeler
4 tbsp of sugar (optional)
1 star anise
5 whole cloves
1/3 cup of cognac

Directions

Pour the bottle of wine into a large saucepan.  Add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan. Bring almost to a boil, but do not let it boil! Turn down the heat to low and let it simmer gently.
The mulled wine is ready when the sugar is dissolved. You may keep the wine in the saucepan on low heat to keep it warm.  I like to serve the wine in heat proof cups with handles such as pretty copper mugs.
Serves 6-8.
Enjoy and wishing you the merriest, bowl-of-cherriest Holidays around!
xo,
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14 Comments

  1. December 20, 2015 / 9:58 am

    this sounds like a fantastic Glühwein! I like one now and then… Friday I drank a really lovely, spicey one at a Christmas market! Never tried to make it myself though…

    • December 20, 2015 / 6:30 pm

      Oh ok! It’s adapted from a Swedish grogg recipe! I took out the 2 freaking cups of vodka and replaced with cognac. Also really nice with Grand Marnier or Cointreau! The orange flavour of the liquor really goes well with the orange zest. xo

  2. December 21, 2015 / 5:36 am

    This sounds amazing darling (even though I don’t drink! )
    Wishing you a great week babe

    • December 21, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      Good for you – don’t start! Booze is evil!

    • December 28, 2015 / 12:58 pm

      Merry Christmas, Luv! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!

  3. November 18, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I can’t wait to make this for my all girls New Year’s party. I do believe it will be a real hit. I’m even thinking it might go well with a chocolate cake.

    • Dominique
      Author
      November 19, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Trust me, Femi. It goes well with everything! Hope you like it!

  4. November 18, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    The pictures are beautiful! And I always love a special drink around the holidays…this sounds like something my husband and I can enjoy together! And I bet it smells amazing!!

    • Dominique
      Author
      November 19, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you! It’s pretty tasty and leaves the whole house smelling amazing!

  5. November 18, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    This recipe is right on time! Friendsgiving is right around the corner and it’s a potluck competition this shouldnbrkng home a prize! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dominique
      Author
      November 19, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Friendsgiving? That sounds so fun! Really hope you try out the recipe and win the competition! LOL! Let me know how it goes!

  6. November 18, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    A special drink that we often make is sorrel. I have never tried a special wine though.

    • Dominique
      Author
      November 19, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Oh -I’m very familiar with sorel! My family is from Barbados so we make that every year at Christmas too!

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