Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe

Courtesy of Estancia Estates Winery

Ingredients

  • bottle Estancia Monterey County Pinot Noir
  • 2 Cups  apple cider
  • 1/2 Cup  honey or sugar (or more to taste)
  • cinnamon sticks
  • large orange (and the juice)
  • lemon
  • lime
  • whole cloves
  • bay leaves
  • star anise pods
  • whole vanilla pod, cut lengthwise
  • Whole nutmeg, for grating

Oh the weather outside is frightful, and the mulled wine we're making is so delightful... we mean, mulled wine makes the perfect cocktail for chilly winter nights — and a wonderful cap to your Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe, created by California's Estancia winery, can be made in advance for your Thanksgiving festivities. 

Directions

Peel long strips of rind from the orange, lemon, and lime and place in a saucepan along with the sugar/honey and the juice of the orange. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, 3 gratings of nutmeg, zest of orange, bay leaves, and sliced vanilla pod. Pour enough wine and cider to cover the sugar and place over medium heat. Stir frequently until the mixture boils and thickens slightly (roughly 5 minutes). Pour in the rest of the wine and cider and turn the heat down to low. Add the star anise and leave the mixture to heat through for about 10 minutes without boiling. Make sure to leave the spices and zest in the pan. Ladle into glasses or mugs and garnish with slices of orange, nutmeg, or cinnamon sticks and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

256 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

13%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 0g 1%
  • Carbs 43g 14%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 2g 9%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 35g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Sodium 5mg 0%
  • Calcium 43mg 4%
  • Magnesium 12mg 3%
  • Potassium 196mg 6%
  • Iron 1mg 4%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 19mg 3%
  • Vitamin A 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 26mg 43%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 3%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 3%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 12µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 1%
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