A recipe for mulled wine

Posted By Carla Neggers

December 11, 2020

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On a chilly winter evening, Joe and I love to have a pot of mulled wine simmering on the wood stove. Not only is it delicious as we read or warm up after snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, it fills the house with wonderful scents.

Here’s the recipe included in my Swift River Valley novella, “Christmas at Carriage Hill.”


2 bottles of dry red wine
1-2 orange(s), sliced into “circles”
1/3 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup brandy
1/4-1/2 cup sugar (to taste)
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 nutmegs, cracked into pieces


Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and heat on low. Do not boil. Optional: tie cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks in a cheesecloth bag. Serve warm and enjoy!

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