Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine

Nothing says happy holidays like a warm mug of mulled wine, twinkling lights, cozy socks and good company. 

This simple winter favorite is inspired by Gimme Some Oven's Mulled Wine Recipe and will not only be a company favorite but will also envelope your home with a warm inviting aroma. Who needs holiday candles when you've got Mulled Wine?

Storied Goods - Best Mulled Wine Recipe for the holidays using infused sugar cubes

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds (also peeled, if you would like a less-bitter drink)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1-2 Storied Goods Infused Sugar Cubes (depending on desired sweetness)
  • optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients. Add wine, brandy, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and 1-2 Storied Goods infused Sugar Cubes to a large saucepan.  Stir briefly to combine.
  2. Simmer. Cook the mulled wine on medium-high heat until it just barely reaches a simmer.  (Avoid letting it bubble — you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.)  Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  3. Strain. Using a fine mesh strainer, remove and discard the orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.  Give the mulled wine a taste, and stir in extra sweetener if needed.
  4. Serve. Serve warm in your favorite mug, topped with your favorite garnishes accompanied with good company and cozy stories.