As the perfect drink to serve to unexpected guests, this Last-Minute Mulled Wine is a simple and holiday-themed cocktail that you can create with just a few steps & ingredients.
Here’s all you need to get started. You can find most of these things in your pantry — but if you’re running low on the bottles you need, stop by Roger Wilco or order online for quick, same-day pickup or delivery:
- ½ bottle fruity red wine (such as Beaujolais or Syrah)
- 2 oz Bourbon or Brandy
- 2 star anise pods - for garnish and extra flavor
- 1 long lemon strip or orange peel
- 1 tsp sugar
Add all the ingredients into a small saucepan. Then, cook over low heat until warm — do not boil. Remove from heat and let the mixture stand 5-10 minutes. Finally, just pour into a mug and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
And then you have it, a delicious Mulled Wine that can be concocted in a snap. To prepare this drink next time an unexpected visitor drops by this holiday season, make sure you have enough red wine and Bourbon or Brandy on hand to make a drink (or two) for the whole group.
Find the full Last-Minute Mulled Wine recipe here.