Christmas Cocktails: Mulled Wine Recipe
For all my mulled wine lovers out there, enjoy!
1 750 ml bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup brandy (optional)
1/4 cup honey or sugar
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
Combine 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 drink warm with your desired garnishes.