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Hot Mulled Wine Recipe

For a festive holiday drink or something to keep you warm during those cold winter months, you'll love trying this warming wine.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. Place cinnamon sticks, cloves and rosemary on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.
  • 2. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the wine, cranberries, sugar, bourbon, orange juice and peel. Add spice bag. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 129 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.