Not sure what’s happening in your area but here in NYC, it’s officially cold. Looks like Mother Nature decided to skip the ceremony of fall and jump right into winter (NJ had SNOW yesterday, people). I don’t know about you but cold weather immediately makes me want to hibernate but I suggest you do it in style: make a batch of mulled wine and have some friends over!
This recipe is from Fine Living and it’s called My Mama’s Marvelous Mulled Wine. Have some friends over for some fun mulled wine, a cheese and charcuterie platter and some great chocolates (or, you know, just your favorite special someone):
- 2 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 12 whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups port (a sweet Portuguese wine)
- 2 cups brandy
Combine all the ingredients, except the port and brandy, into a large copper or cast-iron pot (not aluminum). Simmer while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add port and brandy. Heat for 30 seconds. Pour all into a large heat-resistant bowl or leave it in the pot.
Have a great weekend, everyone!