Please don't confuse "mulled wine" with mold wine, which is something prisoners make in their jail cells using leftover food and socks. Yuck!
Mulled wine is right up there with hot apple cider and chicken broth as a way to sit back in an easy chair with a warm fire glowing, a blanket over your legs, a good book, and all the other things that make a cold winter still enjoyable.
Diane's Mulled Wine Recipe
Having just celebrated National Mulled Wine Day in our Winery this past weekend ( I know, another "excuse" to drink wine), we found that many of our guests had never tried a warm wine, and they liked it!! So here is the recipe we used, so give it a try while the winter is still with us. Don't worry though, if it warms up our slushies take it's place.
1 bottle of dry red wine
1 cup of apple cider
1/2 cup of white sugar, or more to taste
Juice from 1/2 fresh orange
1/2 package of Drunken Goat Wine
1/2 orange, sliced thin for garnish
These can be purchased in our gift shop or by clicking our On-Line Store tab above. Each package includes 2 tea bags, instructions, and enough spices for 2 bottles of wine or 1 gallon of apple cider.
1. combine the wine, cider, sugar, and orange juice. Add to it one tea bag of spices (about 1/2 a package).
2. heat in a saucepan or use a crock pot; simmer for 1 to 2 hours. Do not boil or you'll lose all the alcohol!
3. serve in a heat proof glass with a slice of orange and cinnamon stick.