This mulled wine is heavy on citrus and anise flavors thanks to a generous squeeze of orange and a complex blend of spices. A cheap Cabernet Sauvignon is all you need—the nuance of more expensive wines will get lost in the mulling.
1/2 teaspoon coriander seed
6 allspice berries
4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
2 blades mace
1 4-inch stick cinnamon
1 star anise petal
1 750ml bottle cheap cabernet sauvignon
1/4 cup maple syrup, or to taste
1 tablespoon brandy (suggested: plum or apricot brandy)
Toast spices in a skillet on high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and transfer to a spice infuser bag (except cinnamon stick).
In a small saucepan, bring wine to a bare simmer, then transfer to a slow cooker set on low heat. Add spices, juice of orange, and orange hull. Cover and steep on low heat.
After 2 hours, taste wine and add maple syrup and brandy. Cover and steep for another 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
electric slow cooker
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 3 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||41%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|