Monday, December 26, 2011

Honey Mulled Wine Recipe

Winter has officially arrived, and in my corner of the world, it's time to hunker down and try to stay warm...I think I'll try this as an accompaniment to a warm fire and a good book this weekend!

Honey Mulled Wine Recipe

  • Cook time: 10 minutes
Make sure you use a wine that you like to drink! If it isn't good cold, it's not going to be any better hot.

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle of zinfandel, or other full-bodied robust red wine that you enjoy drinking
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of honey
  • 15 black peppercorns
  • 3 inches of cinnamon stick for the wine, more sticks (optional) for serving
  • Thin peels of lemon zest for serving

Method

Into a 2-qt saucepan, put the wine, water, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and honey (if you are unsure about the sweetness level, start with less honey and add more to taste). Heat until steamy and lightly simmering.
Strain into glass mugs. Serve with a thin strip of lemon zest and a bit of cinnamon stick.
Yield: Makes one quart. Serves 5 to 6.

{photo and recipe via Simply Recipes}