Mulled wine, which is popular in Europe, is a tasty addition to any holiday party. Not only is it delicious, but it provides a pleasant aroma in your home.
1 (750 ml) bottle red wine, dry
2 cups cranberry juice or apple cider
1/4 cup honey (add additional ¼ cup for a sweeter mulled wine)
2 oranges, sliced round
1 lemon, sliced round
4 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole star anise
1 tsp nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Let simmer for at least 20 minutes. Do not boil. Garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon stick. Serve hot.