1bottledry red winelike merlot, zinfandel, or garnacha, 750 mL
¼cupbrandyor orange liquor, 60 mL
2Tbspsweetenerlike honey, maple syrup, or sugar
Optional garnishes: cranberries, cinnamon stirs, star anice, orange slices
Simmer: Add all ingredients to a large pot and set over medium/low heat. When mixture begins to steam slightly, reduce heat to low and let warm for 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve: Ladle into mugs and serve with optional garnishes.
For blueberry mulled wine, add 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries.For sweeter/less bitter mulled wine, remove the peel from the orange before adding it to the pot. The longer the orange peel steeps in the wine, the more bitter the finished drink will be.Store leftovers in the fridge for 3 to 5 days, straining before storing.