(with or without alcohol)
An easy stove top mulled wine enjoyable for people of all ages for the holiday season or anytime.
Course: Beverage Difficulty: Easy Servings: 1 Time: 25 minutes
– red wine – maple syrup – No added sugar red grape juice (no alcohol version) – water – orange zest – 3 cloves – 1 cinnamon stick – 2 oranges
– Transfer the red wine and maple syrup (or grape juice and water) to a sauce pan along with the cinnamon stick, orange zest and cloves. Slice one orange and add it to the sauce pan. Let the whole thing cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. – Strain the mulled wine (I like to put a strainer over a large bowl to avoid making a mess) and transfer into a mug or glass. – Slice the second orange and cut the slices in quarters. Add the orange slices to the mug to decorate. You can also add the cinnamon stick to the mug. Et voilà! Serve hot.
How to Zest an Orange
Firstly, when you plan to zest an orange, I highly recommend selecting an organic orange in order to avoid eating pesticides. Secondly, rince the orange under cold water then dry it with a clean towel. Then, using a zester or a small grater remove the top orange colored layer of the peel. Zest is used to add flavor to a dish or, in today's case, to a drink.
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