Mulled Wine in a Minute (or So)

a cocktail recipe
ingredients
¾ cup red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon suggested)
1 tsp apple whiskey
1 tsp orange juice
1 tsp mulling spice mix
¼ tsp crystallized ginger pieces, finely chopped
dash nutmeg, ground
½ tsp honey
---- optional garnishes
1 tsp green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise, whole pieces
1 tbsp fresh cranberries, whole
Mulled Wine in a Minute (or So)
a cocktail recipe
by Karyn Maier
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.
a little bit about the recipe
Stoke the fire, don your slippers and select a good book before bringing this delightful concoction to your lips.
PREP | 3 M
COOK | 2 M
TOTAL | 5 M
1 SERVING | 8 oz
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SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
MICROWAVE
directions
Place all ingredients but the honey in a microwave safe cup or bowl. Microwave for one minute and 30 seconds. Stir and strain off liquid into a clean mug. Stir in the honey.

Optional: Garnish with orange slices, apple slices, cranberries, and additional spices.
tips
Having a party? Increase the recipe ingredients to make a big batch (plan on 1 cup per guest). Instead of microwaving, place the mulling spice mix in a muslin bag and add to a large saucepan or Dutch oven with the wine, whiskey and orange juice. Simmer mixture until steaming hot but do not boil. Turn off the heat and stir in honey and nutmeg to taste. Cover and let rest for 2-3 minutes. Remove spice bag and serve.
ingredients in recipe
4.6
seasonal blend
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.
5.0
crystallized
small cubes
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.
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4.9
ground
Nutmeg has a warm, sweet, slightly pungent aroma and taste. Ground nutmeg is a clumpy, light colored, orange-brown powder.
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green pods
whole pods
Aromatic and flavorful, whole green cardamom pods can be lightly crushed to further enhance flavor in cooking.
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cassia
2 3/4" quills
Cassia cinnamon sticks are rigid making them ideal for aromatic crafting or for use as flavor-imbuing stirrers.
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whole pieces
Star anise pods are as aromatic as they are visually distinctive. Star anise is warm and sweet with an intense licorice flavor that also reveals notes of mint and clove.
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