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Colonial Wines and Spirits Recipe: Mulled Wine

This festive + fun cocktail from Colonial Wines and Spirits is perfect for holiday parties – or to curl up with by the fire!

The December issue features Colonial Wines and Spirits seasonal Entertaining Ideas – highlighting easy elegance and ways to host anything from an intimate cocktail party to a formal reception. This season, we've added an extra delicious perk… A recommended cocktail to enjoy at home and the recipe to handcraft it.  Check out this easy – yet impressive – recipe for Mulled Wine! 

Mulled Wine
serves 4-5 people, can be easily multiplied

1 bottle Bogle Essential Red
2 cups apple cider
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup whole cranberries
1 orange sliced
1 apple sliced
4 cinnamon sticks
4 star anise
1 vanilla bean split in half
1 tablespoon whole cardamom pods
1 teaspoon whole cloves
Extra for garnish at serving: cinnamon sticks, orange wedges, cranberries, star anise

Instructions: Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.  Cook for 10 to 15 minutes at a slight simmer.  Serve immediately in your favorite mugs with the extra cinnamon sticks, orange wedges, cranberries, and star anise.

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