Though winter hasn’t set in fully yet, the chill in the air is unmistakable. Mostly it’s the two wheelers who feel the chill more profoundly, but even if you’re travelling in a toasty car, the minute you step out of it, especially during the early morning or late evening, you can certainly notice the onset of winter So why not warm yourself up using an old European recipe? If mulled wine can keep those frosted Europeans feel warm, you know for certain that it’ll help you!
1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup brandy (optional)
1/4 cup honey or sugar
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring to a simmer (not a boil — you don’t want to boil the alcohol out!) over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.
ThreeSixty Signature Tip – Though the spices listed should do a good enough job, you can always add more! Anise leaves an especially flavorful taste