On Christmas Day, I woke up early and hoped over to the grocery store to pick up a bundle of apples to make my homemade apple cider recipe. The cider was fantastic to sip on mid-morning, but once the afternoon started creeping up on us, I thought maybe it's time to make it a little...boozy. I decided to turn my cider into some mulled wine. This recipe is SO easy, and it makes it extra delicious when you use homemade cider too! So without further adeui..
Making Mulled Wine on Your Stovetop
For this recipe you will need:
4 cups apple cider (store bought or opt for homemade)
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
1/4 cup honey
4 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, zested and juiced
4 whole cloves
3 star anise
This recipe is hassle free and will create the yummiest boozy holiday beverage your guests will love! This drink will definitely keep you warm on a cold day. For the recipe, you can follow these quick directions:
In a large stock stockpot, combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, oranges, cloves and star anise.
Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
Pour into mugs, add 1/4 orange slice to each and serve.
This will be easy to serve alongside a delicious roasted turkey or ham dinner on Christmas day. Bon appetit!