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Signature Cocktail #46: Spiced Wine
By L. K. on Dec 24, 2014 at 5:00 am in
As far as Christmas cocktails are concerned, it’s practically impossible to go wrong with a classic mulled wine. In aroma and in taste, it’s the holidays in a cup! Healthfully Ever After’s version features the perfect blend of spices and replaces refined sugar with honey.
There’s so much to love about the holiday season, but if I had one itsy-bitsy complaint it would be that we get kind of “desserted out.” Between the cookies and the fruit cakes, the heavy cheese dips and the gingerbread, we’d rather not pass on the cocktails, but we would prefer something less sweet and more robust. Mulled or spiced warm wines are nothing new. In fact, many holiday songs include references to such beverages! This cocktail is beyond easy to make for a crowd, and it doubles as an amazing holiday room scent.
♦ 1 bottle of Italian red wine
♦ 3 cloves (whole spices)
♦ 3 black peppercorns
♦ 1 star anise pod
♦ 1 stick of cinnamon
♦ 1/8 cup of honey
♦ Peel and juice of 1 orange
♦ Peel of 1/2 Meyer lemon
♦ 1 vanilla pod
Add ingredients to a large pot on the stove and simmer over low. Stir to combine. Serve when warm, and garnish with citrus peel floating in the drink.
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