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.