Honey Mulled Wine

This makes a great entertaining drink for Thanksgiving or the upcoming Holiday Season. It’s warm, spicy and perfect when coming in from the cold. While it might not be the healthiest recipe, we all need a little wiggle room some times. For some of you, that wiggle room may be saved for dessert. That is my husband’s preference, but for me this hits the spot just right on those days when I come in from walking the dog through a torrential down pour. You know the days when the rain is coming in sideways and though you’re wearing a rain coat, somehow even your undies are wet? Well this is a nice little treat to cozy up to, in front of the fire while you dry out and warm up. Now some say that there are many health benefits to drinking red wine in moderation.  What ever you believe, I think we can all agree that moderation is the key factor here.

Honey Mulled Wine

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1/3 cup orange brandy
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1/2 Tbsp of whole All Spice
  • 1/2 cup of raw honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Place everything in a large pot, either stainless steal or ceramic (a metal pot may leave a metallic taste). Heat over medium low heat, being careful not to boil. Heat for 20 minutes to allow the spices to merry with the wine. Line a strainer with a few layers of cheese cloth over a bowl. Strain the spices out of the wine and serve warm with a cinnamon stick. Store the left overs in a well sealed jar in the fridge. Reheat as needed.

I’m Sharing this with Kristin from Delightful Dowlings and a Little Birdie Told Me.

17 Responses to Honey Mulled Wine

  1. Kalinda November 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    I love mulled wine and cider. I wanted some a few days ago but was in a lazy mood, so I poured some red wine and OJ in a mug, added a cinnamon stick, and popped it in the microwave. It worked, but actually heating everything on the stove seems to work better. I’ll have to give this a try when I have some people to share it with.

  2. Koko November 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Ooh, I would love to try this! I don’t think I have ever had mulled wine, but I love sangria and flavoured wines. Sounds like a recipe I need to make!

  3. Kelly November 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    What a pretty presentation for your honey mulled wine. I feel the warmth from over here and am thoroughly enjoying the view :). The ingredients are lovely (orange brandy sounds divine) and my husband loves red wine – this may be the perfect autumn treat on a cozy weekend evening… Thanks France!

  4. Jeanette November 8, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    I agree, we all need a little wiggle room at Thanksgiving especially. I’ve never tried mulled wine, but I can feel the warmth already.

  5. Joanne November 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    The head of my MD/PhD program always makes mulled wine for our Christmas party and it is truly delicious. But after seeing this…I don’t really think I can wait. can’t wait to try this!

  6. The Dutch Girl November 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Oh, this reads delicious! I am adding this recipe to my Thanksgiving menu. Cheers, Hanneke

  7. France November 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Joanne, why hold off on such a good thing, right? :) Enjoy!

  8. Linda November 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Oh, I love mulled wine!! I can’t wait for it to get just a little bit cooler to enjoy this! And it does keep as you mentioned for a few days. I’ll pour myself a small glass at night. Perfect recipe!

    • France Morissette November 11, 2011 at 2:22 am #

      I think mulled wine is the perfect nightcap.

  9. Jenn/Rook No. 17 November 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    France, this sounds like the perfect mulled wine recipe. Definitely going to give it a try this holiday season!


  10. France November 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Jenn, let me know how you like it when you make it. Have a great day.


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