Hello everybody! It’s that wonderful time of year again…that time of delicious mulled wine!
Many people have asked me how to make mulled wine. So, I thought I would take some time and go over the basics of mulling wine. Because it is just so delicious and you need to try it for yourself.
So, here is a step by step with instructions.
Ingredients: (which are listed with every mulled spice bag from Deer Creek Winery)
1 ½ C water
1 ½ C juice
⅓ – ½ C sugar
Enclosed spice packets (4)
Bottle of the wine of your choice (750 mL)
For this example, I did for you guys, I used our Backwoods Blackberry Wine and white grape juice. But, there are a lot of varieties that would work. Peach Blossom, Pear, Autumn Breeze (apple), Buck Run Blue (blueberry), Cranberry Mist, Rustic Red….the possibilities are endless.
And, you can mix it up with what kind of juice is added, too! We also used a crock-pot, but you can also put it on the stove in a pot. Mulled wine is also great chilled too! It’s like this magical liquid that tastes good in all conditions. It is also a good way to make your house smell good for your Christmas guests coming over! Just put the ingredients in the crock-pot or on the stove and your whole house will smell like Christmas.
You should comment with your favorite mulled wine recipe so that we can all try it out! Spread the joy.
So here are the ingredients we used:
We grabbed a crock-pot and then we added 1 ½ C of water and 1 ½ C of juice.
Then we added the ⅓ – ½ C sugar and the 4 spice packets enclosed in the mulling spice bag.
And of course the bottle of wine!
If in a hurry, you only need the spices to steep in the hot liquid for about 10 minutes. However, if you want the smell to last for a long time, steep everything but the wine for however long you want and then add the wine when you are ready to drink it and enjoy! (The alcohol will evaporate away if left on the heat for too long.)
Submitted by Rhonda Brooks
Rhonda and her husband, Denis, own Deer Creek Winery, Inn B&B, and Event Center. They love wine and sharing their 100-acre farm in Northwest Pennsylvania with guests. You can find them around the winery most any time of day.
For more information on Deer Creek Winery, and The Inn, visit https://www.deercreekwine.com.