YULETIDE PUNCH RECIPE
CANDY CANE MARTINI RECIPE
MULLED WINE RED
- 1 (750-ml.) bottle red wine
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds, plus more for garnish
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
- 3 star anise
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/2 c. brandy
Step 1 In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Bring to a simmer not a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently over low heat for 10 minutes.
Step 2 Serve warm and garnish with more citrus slices and cinnamon sticks.
Nutrition (per serving): 172 calories, .5 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, .5 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 0 g fat, 3 mg sodium
MULLED WINE WHITE
This warming drink has the flavorful depth of the classic red version but is lighter in body. Choose a white that’s not too acidic, such as a Viognier or an oaked Chardonnay (wines that are more astringent can develop a harsh edge when heated).
Mulled wine can be refrigerated overnight. (Strain at the end of step 2 to prevent the aromatics from overpowering the wine.) Reheat before serving.