Hey I hope yall had a great week, I have been thinking about trying to make something to serve during the holiday. Possibly something with a slight cinnamon or clove flavor or maybe a cider flavor as well. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks for your help.
It’s hard to beat a hot cup of spiced wine. This it’s actually called mulled wine. And, it’s very simple to make… All you need to start out is a bottle of your favorite wine. Usually, its a sweet or semisweet wine, but any wine you like will do.
Making Mulled Wine
Heat the wine up in a sauce pan. Add to this a mix of spices. Typically it’s a combination of spices such as cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, star anise, allspice and citrus peel. You can also go as simple as heating up the wine; add it to a coffee mug and throw in a couple of cinnamon stick and serve. If the wine’s not sweet enough add some brown sugar or honey, to taste.
When making a mulled wine a typical recipe would go something like this, but you also can play around with other ideas:
- 8 Whole Cloves
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 2 Star Anise
Regardless of how you make the mulled wine, it’s a great way to enjoy the cold winter months and holiday gatherings, and there’s not much fuss to preparing it.
An even easier way to go about making mulled wine is to use our Glow Wine Spices. They are little teabags or sachets fill with a perfect blend of mulling spices. Each bag is sufficient for mulling one 750 ml bottle of wine.
I have been making mulled wine to warm up the holidays for years. Not only does it taste fabulous, it fills the house with a wonderful smell of the holiday season.
Happy Wine Making,
Ed Kraus is a 3rd generation home brewer/winemaker and has been an owner of E. C. Kraus since 1999. He has been helping individuals make better wine and beer for over 25 years.