Festive Mulled White Wine Recipe

Spice up your next soiree with this deliciously aromatic cocktail.
Mulled White Wine

Mulled White Wine

Warm up your next soiree with this deliciously aromatic Mulled White Wine recipe.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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Ingredients:

1 orange
5 whole cloves
3 whole star anise pods
1 cinnamon stick
1 piece peeled fresh ginger (1 inch, thinly sliced)
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple brandy
1 bottle medium-bodied white wine

Yield: Serves 6

Instructions:

Prep Orange Peels

Using a vegetable peeler, peel orange strips (Image 1), then push whole cloves into the peels (Image 2).

Combine Ingredients in Saucepan

Combine orange peels, star anise, ginger, cinnamon sticks, water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

Add Wine

Remove saucepan from heat, then add wine and let stand for 20 minutes.

Add Brandy and Serve

Before serving, add brandy, then gently reheat the mulled wine until right before it begins to simmer (Image 1). Serve in mugs and garnish each cup with star anise or a cinnamon stick (Image 2).

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