when the weather gets cold enough, i love making festive fall drinks. this mulled wine recipe is one of my all time favorites - given to me by my sister-in-law, brittney. you can add whiskey if you like the flavor or keep it simple. josh and i will be enjoying this around the firepit this weekend.
ingredients 1/4 whiskey or brandy, optional 1 bottle red wine, i use cabernet sauvignon or merlot 1/3 cup honey or sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 1-2 oranges, sliced 7 whole cloves 1 tsp allspice or ginger, can also add star anise
directions combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes. add brandy or whiskey if you like the flavor. strain and serve, serves 4-6. enjoy!