Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipes
Mulled Wine, also known as spiced wine, is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various red wine cocktail recipes such mulling spices and sometimes raisins. It is served hot or warm and is alcoholic, although there are non-alcoholic versions of it. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas. It is served at Christmas markets in Europe especially in United Kingdom.
Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in Rome during the 2nd century. The Romans travelled across Europe, conquering much of it and trading with the rest. The legions brought wine and viticulture with them up to the Rhine and Danube rivers and to the Scottish border, along with their wine cocktail recipes.
Cocktail Recipes Ingredients:
- 4 cups apple cider
- 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 4 whole cloves
- 3 star anise
- 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish
How to make Mulled Wine Cocktail:
- Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and
star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
- Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.