Hot Spiced Wine

Also known as vin brulé, or mulled wine, this hot drink is a cozy winter favorite. A great, grown-up alternative to hot chocolate, it’s the perfect drink for the holidays and beyond.

hot spiced wine

1 bottle dry red wine
3 whole cloves
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 cinnamon sticks
1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 tablespoons sugar
zest of 1 orange

In a large pot over medium heat, combine the wine and 2 cups of water. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, sugar and orange zest and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes to allow the spices to infuse the wine. To serve, ladle the hot spiced wine into 4 individual glasses or mugs. Serves 4

4 Responses

  1. Anon Says:

    What kind of dry red wine would you recommend?

  2. admin Says:

    I recommend Dolcetto, Barbaresco, Barbera, Pinot Nero, Pomino Rosso, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti DOCG, Etna Rosso and many more!

  3. HowToCookLamb Says:

    Hmmm, we will be having a house party with my friends and I’m thinking of something new. This is pretty perfect. I’m planning for some inventions either foods or drinks, thanks much for this. =)

    Xandra

  4. Gerrie Warner Says:

    Funny how closely this drink is to what we call in Sweden “glögg” but we add a whole almond to each cup and raisens instead of sugar.

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