Be Merry with Mulled Wine

With the holidays here and Christmas trees finding their way into people’s homes, nothing quite says winter like a mug of mulled wine in front of the fire. Mulled wine has many names and it’s been warming people’s bellies for centuries on cold winter nights. Find out more about the warm and wintry drink, plus a tasty recipe to try!


Check out this recipe from Martha Stewart


  • 1 large orange
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 6 whole closes
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bottle of fruity red wine
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brandy
  1. Zest then juice the orange.
  2. Press the cardamom pods with the flat of a knife to bruise them. In a large non-aluminum pot combine all of the ingredients cooking over medium heat and stirring until the sugar dissolves. 
  3. Reduce the heat to low, simmer until flavors have combined, approximately 30 minutes. Strain and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Resource: Wikipedia