Simple warm mulled wine perfect for the holiday season and winter! It doesn’t get easier than this. Red wine perfumed with warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, ginger, bourbon and oranges, steeped over the stove making the entire house smell like the holidays. One of our favorite ways to warm up during these cold winter nights.
Homemade mulled wine is just about the easiest recipe you can find for winter and holiday entertaining. Honestly, there is no prep time, all you need to do is gather your ingredients and throw them in a sauce pot. It’s easy to scale anywhere from a “date night” for two…up to big holiday parties for a crowd. You can customize this recipe with some of your favorite spices … would have loved to add some fresh vanilla bean so if you have some throw it in the pot, and spike it with your favorite liqueurs we chose bourbon. Mulled wine is made in one pot, you can make it on the stovetop or slow cooker. Not only is this recipe easy but it smells AMAZING, better than any holiday candle. The entire house will smell like Christmas, it’s the perfect aromatic for hosting a party, you’ll get everyone’s taste buds salivating and it’s guaranteed to warm up your guests on a chilly winter night.
There is no need to stand behind a bar this holiday season and craft individual cocktails for your guests. Impress your guests with a simple pot of mulled wine simmering on the stove, set up some glasses, garnishes and a ladle allowing your guests to serve themselves and soak in the holiday spirit while you mingle with a generous mug of goodness.
Here is a breakdown of the ingredients used for this mulled wine recipe, remember its totally customizable but here is what you will need:
Happy Holidays Everyone!
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
3. To serve, strain peppercorns and ginger and pour wine into mugs and garnish with a slice of orange, a star anise, and cinnamon stick!
The longer you let this simmer, the more spiced your mulled wine will become. This is a good thing—until it’s not. After 30 minutes, the tannins can start to breakdown, your wine can turn bitter. Make sure to turn the heat off after 30 minutes and cover the mulled wine to keep it warm