Can't choose between warm, mulled wine and warm, mulled cider? You don't have to. Make this mulled cider-wine, a popular holiday party drink that is a combination of both. And if you need to turn up the heat a little more, add a shot of bourbon to each serving mug.

By | December 20, 2017

Ingredients

Mulled Cider-Wine
  • 2 750mL bottles dry red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ½ gallon fresh apple cider
  • 2 oranges, juiced and peeled
  • 8 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 2 tsp. whole allspice berries
  • 1 pint whiskey (optional)

Preparation

1. Zest the oranges in wide strips using a vegetable peeler, being careful to stay away from the bitter, white pith. Juice the oranges. Reserve the peels and juice.

2. Combine all ingredients including the orange peels and juice in a crock pot (2½ quarts or larger) or stovetop stockpot (6 quarts or larger). Cover.

3. If using a crock pot, turn heat to low and cook until heated through, about 4 hours. If using the stovetop stockpot, turn heat to medium-low and cook until heated through, about 20 minutes. Do not boil. Turn heat to low and let steep for at least 20 minutes.

4. After being heated through, the mulled cider-wine can be served immediately or left on low heat until time to serve. Before serving, remove the allspice berries and whole cloves from the pot using a slotted spoon. Discard. 

5. To serve, ladle the warm, mulled cider-wine into mugs. You could garnish each mug with a piece of orange peel and cinnamon stick from the pot.

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Ingredients

Mulled Cider-Wine
  • 2 750mL bottles dry red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ½ gallon fresh apple cider
  • 2 oranges, juiced and peeled
  • 8 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 2 tsp. whole allspice berries
  • 1 pint whiskey (optional)
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