Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine Recipe
Staff Writer
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The origins of this classic winter beverage date all the way back to ancient Rome. 

1
Servings
118
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 750-milliliter bottle red wine (claret is a traditional selection)
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 orange, its peel zested in strips, its juice reserved
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a non-aluminum (preferably enameled) saucepan, and warm over medium-high heat, watching carefully — you do not want to allow the mixture to boil, only warm until steam begins to evaporate. Reduce the heat to low, and continue warm (without allowing the mulled wine to simmer), for at least 20 minutes. Strain if you desire — although the bits of floating spices can be a nice touch in the glass — and serve quickly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
49µg
12%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
93mg
13%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
51mg
3%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Wine Shopping Tip

Choose a wine that you would drink. If you wouldn't drink it on its own, you shouldn't cook with it.

Wine Cooking Tip

After cooking steak, you can use red wine to de-glaze the pan.