holiday recipe to make: muled wine

Holiday Sip: Mulled Wine

1 December

Mmm, mulled wine!  It doesn’t get more festive than this traditional holiday cocktail.  Just add a fire (and slip on those cozy lounge pants!).  For our Friendsgiving a few weeks back, my girlfriend Stephanie whipped up a delicious (or so I heard) batch of mulled wine, and I’m dreaming of making another batch again soon so I can partake this time around.  The aroma of the cinnamon and citrus fruits simmering away along with our roasted veggies made the entire house smell like Christmas morning.  I love how certain scents and flavors just instantly put you in the spirit.  What are some of your favorite holiday sips and scents?  Recipe below!

holiday recipe to make: muled wineholiday recipe to make: muled wineholiday recipe to make: muled wineholiday recipe to make: muled wine

Mulled Wine |

1 bottle of red wine

1/4 cup brandy

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup honey

1 cinnamon stick

6 cloves

2 star anise

1 lemon

1 orange

Juice the lemon and orange.  Add everything into a saucepan (or crockpot works too!).  Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Serve with warm orange slices

** taste as you go along–Stephanie added more honey and citrus than the recipe calls for and we also let it simmer together for over an hour before serving

Photography | Alexandra Gibbs

Alicia on Pinterest

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • 14 garden party floral dresses... to wear to your next backyard hang.

  • Going through my photos from this past weekend in Seattle! I hadn’t been back since my sister’s college graduation some nine years ago (didn’t realize you were that old @ericalealea )... and I knew I liked you Seattle but this weekend reminded me th

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup | www.floatingkitchen.net

  • Instarecipe! Steel-Cut Oats w/ Strawberry Compote, Almonds + Lemon Curd

  • ..gingerbread oatmeal smoothie

  • A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

  • Romantic Outdoor Picnic Wedding Ideas | Delightful to be able to our website, in this particular occasion We'll provide you with with regards to Roman...

  • Paint a wall pink and we will gram it. @mooreaseal Other fave shops we popped into while in Seattle: @totokaelo and @glasswingshop... #seattle #citnbtravels

  • Just a girl... inspired by her jasmine marigold field. Thanks to my gf @thistle.and.honey for helping me bring this one to life!!! Spring magic! @jomalonelondon