This one is for all of our cocktologist friends. Or is it mixologist? It's hard to remember. Let's go with bartender. This is traditionally used as a garnish for cocktails. The 6" length proves once and for all that size does matter, at least when talking about sticking a long stick in a pretty drink.
Mulled Wine, a easy Holiday favorite. And it’s guaranteed to make your home smell absolutely amazing, and warm everyone up on a chilly winter night.
So grab a bottle of inexpensive wine (no need to spring for anything fancy) and let’s get to mulling!
1 bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
8 whole cloves
2-3 Extra Long Cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
2 - 4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste
1/4 cup of brandy (or your favorite liqueur.
Combine ingredients. Add wine, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, brandy, and sweetener in large sauce pan.
Cook the mulled wine on medium-high heat . Do not let bubble - you don't want to boil off the alcohol. Reduce to low and cover. You can let the mulled wine simmer between 15mins to 3 hours.
Strain, remove, and discard the orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.
Serve warm and garnish with another cinnamon stick and a orange.