Hot Mulled Wine for Cozy Nights

Try this recipe for a cozy, snowy day. It's a welcome drink when coming in after a brisk walk and will leave your house smelling like Christmas.

Mulled Wine

  • 1 bottle of dry red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan or slow cooker, bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. Strain, and serve warm. Feel free to garnish with cinnamon sticks and smaller fruit pieces.