Thursday, December 22, 2011

20--- Mulled Red Wine for Two

Also known as: Warm Spiced Wine or Glögg if you are Norwegian.  It's kind of like warm cider....but with a lovely adult twist.  This beverage is all kinds of holiday and happiness brewed together to warm your insides.

Just in case your holiday plans include cuddling up on the couch with your sugar plum like mine do...... this recipe is perfect for two (but can be doubled or quadrupled if you wish)!

Mulled Red Wine for Two
Serves 2.....duh

1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 clementine or small tangerine, sliced into circles
3 cloves
2 star anise pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1 piece fresh ginger, peeled (one 1/4" slice)
2 oz Chambord
16 oz red wine of your choice

On the stovetop, heat pomegranate juice, clementine slices, cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks and ginger over medium-high heat until boiling.  Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.  Add Chambord and red wine, then reduce heat to very low.  Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Strain mixture and funnel into two serving glasses.  Garnish with a clementine slice and cinnamon stick, if desired.

Additional mixture can be refrigerated (strain before refrigerating), then rewarmed for serving.

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