Spiced Mulled Wine

Tis the season for all things warm and comforting. This mulled wine will leave you warm and toasty on a cold winter’s evening. Great for holiday parties and relaxing by the fire.

Pouring into the cheesecloth and container
Pouring into the cheesecloth and container

Ingredients

4 cups apple cider
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
1/4 cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
3 tablespoons mulling spices (we got ours from Market Spice in Pike Place Market)
1/2 cup orange juice

Our mulled wine waiting to head to the holiday party
Our mulled wine waiting to head to the holiday party

Directions
Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, juice and mulling spices in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Strain mulling spices with cheesecloth. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel if desired to each and serve.

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