Monday, November 25, 2019

Mulled Wine with Cranberry Juice

Relaxing in front of the fire takes on a whole new meaning when paired with this delicious combination of mulled wine and cranberry juice. Nothing says “seasonal” like mulling spices, and this is a real winner. I have found, from my own personal research, that it is welcomed at brunch, lunch, dinner, or late at night. I don’t think any beverage is quite as versatile as this one. Treat yourself and your friends, and make up a big batch…or two. It’s the perfect winter warmer while waiting for Santa.
Mulled Wine with Cranberry Juice
Adapted from Sweet Paul

1 bottle dry red wine
2 cups cranberry juice
1 2-oz. pkg.
Melissa’s Mulling Spices
¼ cup brown sugar
1 orange, sliced
3½ tablespoons kirsch (cherry liqueur)

Place all ingredients into a large pot, and let it sit for 1 hour. Slowly heat the mixture. (Do not allow the wine to boil; excessive heat will kill the alcohol.)  Once warm, strain to remove spices, and serve.

Garnish with cranberries floating on top, a cinnamon stick, and a clove-studded orange slice.

Serves 4

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Unknown said...

The house must have smelled heavenly while this was warming, Pattie! I have never tried mulled wine....but I need to now!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

You certainly do need to try this, Debbie. I think it was one of the most relaxing beverages I have ever consumed. I was sitting by the fire, watching a movie, sipping this, and I felt like I was in heaven!

judee said...

Thank you Pattie- what a fabulous drink for the holiday season! Looks delicous