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Mulled Merlot

 Mulled Merlot
This mulled wine recipe is sure to warm up your holiday guests! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
9 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) merlot
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 medium orange, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of
  • cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a
  • bag.
  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the wine, sugar, orange juice, brandy
  • and orange slices. Add spice bag. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour
  • or until heated through. Discard spice bag and orange slices. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 143 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.