Maple and Bourbon Mulled Wine
a cocktail recipe
Karyn Maier is a freelance writer and creator specializing in natural wellness, the botanical arts, and culinary creations that use herbs and spices. She has written for many industry and consumer publications in both new and traditional media, including ePregnancy, Fitness Link, Club Mom, Let's Live, Natural Living Today, Real Woman, The Herb Quarterly, American Fitness, Mother Earth News, Delicious!, Better Nutrition, etc. She is also the author of several books on using herbs, and a contributor to cookbooks. Ms. Maier is frequently interviewed as an expert by national magazines, including Real Simple and Mother Earth Living. She has also been a guest on several radio talk shows such as Gary Null's Natural Living, The Deborah Ray Show and Martha Stewart Living.
The flavor of this mulled wine is as warm and inviting as its aroma. But it is what you make it – a good quality bourbon, a robust red wine and 100% real maple syrup are what makes this beverage exceptional.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 5 M
TOTAL | 5 M
| 6 oz
Place all ingredients in a microwave safe cup or bowl. Microwave for one minute and 30 seconds. Stir and strain off liquid into a clean mug. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
*Don't have a microwave?
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer; strain.
The ingredients are easily increased to make a large batch of this beverage. Note that although the cinnamon sticks for garnish are optional, they do add extra sweetness and spice!
Mulling spice mixes vary widely in their formulation. Our mix is made many of some popular inclusions: cinnamon chips, orange peel, cloves, allspice, cardamom, and star anise.
Crystallized ginger root is tender and sweet with a spicy bite. Add small cubes of crystallized ginger to dishes for chewy texture and a bit of sweet spiciness.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
2 oz - JAR$5
2 oz - REFILL$4
2 3/4" quills
Cassia cinnamon sticks are rigid making them ideal for aromatic crafting or for use as flavor-imbuing stirrers.