It’s Mulled Wine Season — Here Are 8 Recipes To Help You Celebrate

Warm up with one of these drinks.

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For Christmas Cheer Mulled Cider, add two bottles red wine, a 32 oz. bottle of Natalie’s Blood Orange Juice, 4-5 cinnamon sticks, 1/4 cup star anise, 2 tablespoons whole cloves, 1 sliced apple, and 1 sliced blood orange to a pot; warm until bubbling around edges. Reduce heat and serve in mugs with a cinnamon stick, dried blood oranges, and apple.Courtesy of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice
For Avaline’s Mulled Wine, first gather your ingredients: 1 bottle of Avaline Red, 1 orange, peeled and juiced, 1 lemon, peeled, 4 cinnamon sticks, 5 whole star anise, 5 whole cloves, 5 whole allspice, 1 tablespoon organic cane sugar, and 1 orange cut into half wheels (for garnish). Once prepped, continue on for the method.Courtesy of Avaline
Combine your spices in a large saucepan and toast on medium heat for a couple minutes. Add the rest of your ingredients to the pan and let sit until it starts to steam (about 30 seconds.) Reduce your heat to low, and let the ingredients simmer together for 15 minutes. Strain and serve your wine in a mug; garnish with an orange wheel.Courtesy of Avaline
For something easy, try this Mulled Cherry Wine from Good Harbor Vineyards. To make it, mix Good Harbor Spice Blend into one cup of boiling water in a pot and stir to dissolve. Add 1 bottle of Good Harbor Vineyards Cherry Wine and heat for a few minutes. Serve warm.Courtesy of Good Harbor Vineyards
For the Spiced Honey Wine by Sebastian Hamilton-Mudge, co-founder of Candra, gather 3 parts red wine, 1 1/2 parts apple juice, 1 1/2 parts honey syrup, 1/2 part lemon juice, 1/4 part ginger juice, and 1/8 part vanilla extract. Start by adding ingredients to a mixing bowl, and then store in airtight container in fridge until ready to use.Courtesy of Candra Drinks
Once ready, warm your batch. Add wheels of fruit and slices of ginger to all glasses. Then add chosen brown spirit and 2-3 dashes (to taste) of Angostura bitters to each glass along with the fruit and ginger. Top off with the hot spiced wine and honey batch. Enjoy!Courtesy of Candra Drinks
This Mulled Wine Sour from Kelsey Hoffman, beverage manager at High Hampton, requires 1 1/2 ounces Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth, 1/2 ounce Angostura bitters, 3/4 ounce red wine syrup, and 1/2 ounce lime juice. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin, add ice, and shake. Double strain into a chilled coupe.Courtesy of High Hampton
To make this Glühwein, or German mulled wine recipe, start with 1 bottle German pinot noir, 1 medium sliced orange, 3-4 cinnamon sticks, 8-10 whole cloves, 6 whole star anise, and 4 to 6 tablespoons sugar or honey. Courtesy of German Wine Institute
Once you have your ingredients for the Glühwein, pour wine into a stovetop pan with your sugar or honey and sliced orange. Place your spices in cheesecloth, tie shut, and add. Heat slowly for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove spices and serve with an orange slice, a cinnamon stick, and a star anise.Courtesy of German Wine Institute
The Toil & Trouble recipe by David Olinger of David Mixes says to combine 1 ounce German mulled wine, 1/4 ounce Campari, and 1/2 oz. each of The Perfect Purée Blood Orange Concentrate, thawed, and spiced vanilla syrup in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with Prosecco and garnish with a rosemary sprig.Photo by David Olinger
For an ultra-easy take, try this wassail recipe. All you need is a bottle of Biltmore Estate Limited Release Merlot, 4 cups of water, and 1 cup of Biltmore Wassail Spice Blend. Simmer until the spices have dissolved, add sliced apples if desired, and serve hot.Photo by @theurbangastronome

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