Mulled Wine

New Years Eve is upon us and  I have a great recipe for mulled wine if anyone is trying to figure out what to serve at their holiday party.

A new wine shop down the street from me (The Winey Neighbor at769  Washington in Brooklyn) has specials on select wines and they had one special that came with a recipe for mulled wine.  The wine I got was Casas Patronales. The grape used in this wine is Carmenere which is Chile’s signature grape!

This was especially exciting for me because I wanted to make a warm drink for my husband and I on our fake Christmas Eve. We didn’t get to spend Christmas together so we planned our own Christmas Eve together which was two days before Christmas (the day before I left!) We were supposed to have hot chocolate but this idea got axed the second I saw this recipe. My friends and family know that I LOVE hot toddies ( I just love saying the words- “hot toddy“) but I have to say I may like mulled wine more.

Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup of brandy
2 tbsp of honey
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg

You mix all of this together and heat of the stove right before it starts to boil. This serves one so double it or triple it for a nice night to yourself (why not, right?)

Our fake Christmas Eve was wonderful with this addition and this drink is great on a regular old Monday night too. We have a long winter ahead of us! Enjoy.