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Like sangria, mulled wine is a forgiving beverage that doesn’t require costly wine to be enjoyable. It’s a wonderful way to warm up on a winter evening with friends. I personally favor a Pinot noir in my mulled wine, but a good Cabernet Sauvignon will also do very nicely.


  • 1 750-ml bottle red wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 lemons, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 clementines, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice


  1. Instructions
  2. In a heavy saucepan or slow cooker, combine the wine, sugar, apple juice, fruit and spices. Warm the beverage slowly over low heat without boiling and allow the flavors to come together for at least one hour. Strain before serving, if you wish. Enjoy warm!

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