Friday, December 23, 2011
Yuletide Mulled Wine
This is a great, warm start to a Yuletide meal. It's especially nice served with some good cheese before dinner.
1 bottle red wine (nonalcoholic is okay)
1-2 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice
1/2” chunk of nutmeg (or 1/8 tsp. ground)
5 allspice berries (or 1/8 tsp. ground)
9 whole cloves (or 1/8 tsp. ground)
1/2 cup honey or vegan sweetener
cinnamon sticks, dried orange peel, etc. for garnish
Place spices in a spice infuser, tea ball, or cloth bag. If using ground spices, stir them into the lemon juice.
Combine lemon juice, wine, and spices in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer, covered, for 5-10 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in honey.
Serve with a ladle, and garnish with cinnamon stick, dried citrus peel, or your favorite powdered spice.
This can be transferred to a crock pot for serving and keeping warm. You can also serve it in a punch bowl with apple or citrus slices added.