Mistletoe Mulled Wine

Mistletoe Mulled Wine
Staff Writer


Punch-style cocktails are a hit at holiday parties. This mulled wine is a make-once, serve-all-night cocktail that celebrates the flavors of the holiday. Plus, December 20 is National Sangria Day, so you’re really celebrating two holidays in one with this drink.


1 bottle cabernet sauvignon

3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half

1 tablespoon of cloves

3 star anise

1 whole nutmeg, cracked into two pieces

1 orange peel

Agave nectar to taste


Pour wine into pan and cook over low heat.

Make a sachet with the spices.

Put sachet in pan and simmer for 30 min.

Add agave nectar to taste.

Pour wine through strainer.

Serve in a heatproof glass.

Garnish with cinnamon stick and orange peel (optional).

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.