It's Wine Wednesday again! This week I thought I'd have Jennifer over for dinner and try something new.
I've heard of Mulled Wine before, but I didn't really know what it was, so I investigated. I found several recipes on pinterest, but the one I decided to try was from Wine Intro.
Brown Sugar Mulled Wine
2 bottles Cabernet Sauvignon
Peel of 1 orange
1 Cinnamon Stick, broken in half
8 whole cloves
1 whole nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar
Pour wine into slow cooker. Wrap all other ingredients in a cheese cloth and add to slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 - 2.5 hours. Ladle and serve.
Now the grocery stores apparently believe that cheesecloth is a seasonal item, and it's not close enough to Christmas for them to have any. I didn't have time to go to Wal-Mart, so I opted to buy a fine mesh strainer. So I literally put everything in the crock pot on high . Then used the strainer as I ladled it into mugs.
It smelled great, as long as you like the smell of wine. It was very stout, but with a unique sweetness. I would call it a success as long as you're a fan of dry reds. I think I may try again with a slightly different spice combination and using a Pinot Noir or a Blend. I'm still sipping on it as I write this and it's definitely growing on me. It's cozy. I think once it's cooked down like this it's stronger though, I'm feeling awful sleepy!
Have you ever tried mulled wine? What did you think?