Spiced mulled wine is a Christmas favorite. It's warm, flavorful, and always so comforting!
Ingredients1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup honey or sugar
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
DirectionsCombine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring to a simmer (not a boil -- you don't want to boil the alcohol out!) over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.
GarnishsCitrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise
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