Last-Minute Mulled Wine

Last-Minute Mulled Wine Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey, Brandy / Cognac

Type: Classics, Hot, Punches

Served: Hot/Warm

Preparation: Cooked/Heated

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spicy, Sweet

About the Last-Minute Mulled Wine Cocktail

When unexpected guests arrive at the door, there’s no easier party punch than Last-Minute Mulled Wine. Got a bottle of red wine lying around? Spike it with warm pantry spices like cinnamon and star anise, then amp up the flavor even further with a splash of bourbon or brandy. That’s how you capture the holidays in a mug.

Ingredients in the Last-Minute Mulled Wine Cocktail

  • 1 half-bottle fruity red wine (such as Beaujolais or syrah)
  • 2 oz Bourbon or brandy
  • 2 to 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 to 3 Star anise pods
  • 1 long strip Lemon or orange peel
  • 1 tsp. Sugar

Garnish: Cinnamon sticks

Glass: Mugs or punch cups

How to make the Last-Minute Mulled Wine Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until warm (do not boil), remove from the heat and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve in mugs or punch cups, garnished with cinnamon sticks.

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