In our humble opinion, the best way to enjoy a cup of mulled wine is cuddled up on your couch. Elle Feldman, co-owner of Good Clean Wine put together this recipe inspired by her visits to European Christmas markets that you can make right at home.
1 Bottle of red wine*
1/2 cup honey
1 orange, sliced
2 tablespoons mulling spices
Combine red wine, honey, sliced orange and mulling spices into a stock pot. Bring to a boil, continually stirring honey until dissolved. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Ladle through a fine-mesh strainer into mugs or heat-resistant glasses to serve. You can garnish each mug with an orange slice or stick of cinnamon if desired. Serve steaming hot.
*Fun fact: Elle Feldman is co-owner of Good Clean Wine, based in Springfield. Her company makes Good Clean Red, available at Brown Derby Wine Center, Hy-Vee, Harter House and Macadoodles.