Mulled Cider or Wine Recipe

Mulled Cider or Wine Recipe

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During the colder months, there’s nothing more warm and inviting than mulled spiced beverages. These recipes will delight your family and guests while creating wonderful aromas in your home. Mulled spiced beverages, which were popular with early American colonists, have become part of our American holiday traditions. It’s easy to include these festive drinks in your fall and winter gatherings — or savor them on ordinary weekdays.

 

Time-saving tips: The convenient Mulling Spice Blend combines the traditional mulling spices of cinnamon, allspice, clove and dried orange peels. In addition to easy use in recipes, this fragrant mixture can become an instant potpourri — just put one pound in a decorative bowl.

 

The Mulling Spice Blend also makes thoughtful holiday gifts.

More short-cuts for busy cooks: Mulled spiced beverages may be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Serve chilled or reheat with low heat. In addition to apple cider, brew tempting mulled beverages with other health-promoting juices such as cranberry, pomegranate, black cherry or cherry cider.

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Fast & Flavorful Recipe: Mulled Spiced Cider This simple recipe takes only minutes to assemble. Your family will be sipping a warm-your-toes drink in 30 minutes.

 

Ingredients: 8 cups apple cider or apple juice 1 cup Mulling Spice Blend 8 one-inch cinnamon sticks for garnish Directions: In a large, nonreactive pot, combine cider (or apple juice) and Mulling Spice Blend.

 

Cover and bring to a simmer. Remove cover and reduce to low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes or longer. Carefully ladle into mugs. Add a one-inch cinnamon stick into each mug.

 

Makes 8 servings.

 

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Mulled Red Wine This recipe is inspired by Glogg, a traditional Scandinavian drink. It’s particularly flavorful because of cardamom, a fragrant spice frequently found in Scandinavian baking. Directions:

 

In a large, nonreactive pot, combine one bottle of medium or full-bodied red wine, such as Merlot, with 1/2 cup Mulling Spice Blend.

Add 1/4 cup sugar, 6 crushed cardamom pods or 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup blanched almonds.

Cover and bring to a simmer. Uncover and reduce to low heat, occasionally stirring.

Simmer for at least 20 minutes until spices infuse the wine and the raisins plump. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Serve warm in mugs in 1/2 cup portions.

Makes at least 4 servings.

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