Mulled wine is one of the coziest drinks now in winter, especially at Christmas time. My father is a winemaker so I drink wine all the time with my family. On winter nights we love mulled wine combined with baked chestnuts. The other day I made this with my boyfriend for us and his family and they loved it. It was the best warm night with a glass of mulled wine, homemade rosemary focaccia bread, and baba ganoush.
The flavor of all the Christmas spices in a hot cup of red wine. Cinnamon, anise star, cardamom, orange flavor, cloves, and apple.
This year I’m giving a lot of delicious gifts to my friends and family, one of them is this combination of spices to make a flavorful mulled wine and also giving Christmas granola. So if you are going to a friend’s party or to see a family and you want a last-minute gift this is perfect for you! Since this is a mix you can store in a jar, I’m using dried fruits and spices.
The recipe is for one bottle of red wine about 750 ml. You can double the recipe if you want to make it for more but be sure to write the indication on a small label and put it in the jar. Let me know on bimorah social media if you share this with your family and friends too.
Yield : 1 spice jar mix
For 1 bottle of red wine, 750ml
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 orange slices, dried
- 3 anise star
- 4 cloves
- 4-5 cardamom pods
- 6 apple slices, dried
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- Mix all of the ingredients and fill into a cleaned jar. I used a small one for this recipe mix.
- To make it prettier and festive, tie with a pretty ribbon and attach a gift label with the following instructions:
Pour the wine in the bottle into a small pot and add the spice mix in the jar. Heat on medium until nearly boiling, but DO NOT boil. Heat for 30 minutes. Keep it warm if you want to serve it straight away, if not allow it to cool and reheat when ready to use. You can serve it along with the spices to feel more cozy and sweet.