Don’t let the breeze of the holiday chill shiver you and your guests from enjoying a beautiful get together. You can make your holiday evenings warm and romantic with a cup of wine. Believe it or not you don’t have to run at your nearest wine store to buy a bottle; you can actually do it at home. Take a look at this warm holiday orange mulled wine recipe, perfect for the colder days that lie ahead. All you need are a few regular ingredients that you can find in your fridge and you’re good to go.
Warm Holiday Orange Mulled Wine
1 large orange
Seeds from 8 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
8 to 9 tbsp. sugar, divided
2 bottles (750 ml. each) dry red wine
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
Thin orange slices (optional)
- With a vegetable peeler, pare 8 thin strips zest (4 in. by 1/2 in.) from orange. Juice orange and reserve juice.
- Wrap cardamom and coriander seeds and ginger in a piece of cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine.
- In a nonreactive saucepan, crush orange zest and 7 tbsp. sugar with a wooden spoon to release oils from zest. Add reserved orange juice, wine, and spice packet. Cover and bring to a simmer over high heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered, 30 minutes. Discard spice packet and orange zest.
- To serve, heat wine, covered, over medium heat just until steaming. If you like, stir in liqueur and more sugar to taste. Ladle into heatproof glasses. Garnish with thin orange slices if you like.
The whole ingredients should give you at least 9 heartwarming Autumn Orange Mulled Wine. So, enjoy the scenic view of your patio with your loved ones this holiday season. Make it more romantic by lighting up a candle on your table with sumptuous menu to complete the setting. Don’t worry about the cold breeze, the Holiday Orange Mulled Wine Recipe will keep you warm.
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