My sister gave me two gorgeous pouches of mulling spices from England. They’ve been sitting in my pantry all year waiting to be used. I thought serving mulled wine at thanksgiving would be warm and festive.
Red wine – 1 bottle, I used Merlot
Orange juice – 2 cups
Orange zest – 1 tbsp
Water – 1 cup
Mulling spice – 1 bundle, scroll down for recipe
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Heat a large pot on the stove. Pour in all the ingredients except the wine. Bring to a light boil. Then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Pour in the wine. Heat on low for another 4 minutes. Don’t let the wine boil. Serve with some orange slices.
Make your own mulling spice
Cinnamon – 2 sticks
Cloves – 10
Nutmeg – 2 pinches
Allspice – 4 berries, optional
Slightly crush the cinnamon using a rolling pin. Mix in the other ingredients. Tie this into a bundle using muslin or cheese cloth. Alternatively, just add the spices to the wine and strain before serving. This will make enough mulling spice to use with 1 bottle of wine.