Winter Drinks: Mulled Wine with Herbs

This mulled wine is perfect for keeping you warm on a chilly day.

| December/January 2012

  • A fragrant cinnamon stick as a stirrer is deliciously indulgent.
    Photo by Kati Molin

This recipe for mulled wine is inspired by Glögg, a traditional Scandinavian holiday drink which brings warmth and cheer in the dark days of December. Crush cardamom pods to release cardamom’s delectable flavor and aroma. For a nonalcoholic version of this warming drink, substitute Concord grape juice. MAKES 4 OR MORE SERVINGS OF MULLED WINE.

• 1 large bottle red wine (medium or full-bodied), or 64 ounces Concord grape juice
• 2 to 4 crushed cardamom pods OR 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
• 1 to 2 star anise (optional)
• 1 tablespoon blanched almonds
• 1/4 cup raisins or currants

1. Combine all ingredients in a large nonreactive pot.

2. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or longer, gently stirring as needed.



3. Strain and serve mulled wine warm in mugs.

Cooking shortcut: Replace the ginger, nutmeg, orange peel and star anise with 1/2 cup of a mulling spice blend.



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