Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine is the classic winter drink and my version will bring good feelings to your soul and a smile to your face. This Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine is made with fresh nutmeg, mulling spices that you can make at home, and Cara-Cara oranges that offer a sweet, citrusy twist and will be perfect after a long day in the snow or a long afternoon trail run. Pair my Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine with a rich beef stew or delicious pasta, and you’ll be happy all year long.
With New Year’s right around the corner, this Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine is the perfect drink for all of your winter festivities. My Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine has three types of citrus varieties like blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges, and Mandarin oranges. Citrus Spiced mulled wine has ground nutmeg and star anise to really round out the flavor.
🍷CITRUS SPICED MULLED WINE WILL WARM YOUR HEART
Some folks love to add brandy to mulled wine and that's fine.
I find that brandy makes mulled wine overly acidic. Using a nice cabernet or affordable red wine blend works perfectly to balance everything out and the wine won't overpower the other intricate flavors.
💭TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PERFECT SPICED WINE
If alcohol isn’t your jam; simply double the cranberry juice in lieu of the wine.
You could add Sparkling apple cider to turn this recipe into a kid-friendly mocktail.
The best part about this easy cocktail recipe is making it on the stovetop in a Dutch Oven. If you don't have a Dutch Oven, a stockpot works too.
🍊WHAT TYPES OF CITRUS VARIETIES ARE THERE?
Cara Cara oranges are all over grocery stores at the moment and for good reason. This citrus variety is one of my favorites.
Cara Cara oranges have a gorgeous pink hue in the middle and they taste differently from navel and Valencia oranges. These beauties have a vibrant tartness to them with a sweet aftertaste that makes them a wonderful choice to add to spicy mulled wine.
Citrus Mulled Wine is made with blood oranges, Mandarin Oranges, and Cara Cara Oranges. This mulled wine cocktail is chock-full of Vitamin C.
🥂SPICY CITRUSY WINE MAKES WINTER TOLERABLE
One of my favorite things about winter is running on the trails in the cold.
I love coming home to a hot shower, and a steaming cup of Citrus mulled wine.
I add cinnamon sticks to my steaming mug and at that very moment, it’s as if everything is right in the world.
Bonus points if you are curled up on the couch with your honey under some warm blankets watching a good movie or binge-watching your favorite Netflix show.
👩🏻🍳HOW LONG DO I SIMMER CITRUS SPICED MULLED WINE?
This mulled wine recipe is quick and easy. Like any true delicious mulled wine, the longer it simmers, the better it tastes.
You can simmer citrus spiced mulled wine in the Dutch Oven for up to 2-hours on low heat.
Storage: Citrus spiced mulled wine will keep in the fridge in a glass container for up to three days.
One more pro-tip as we round out the year.
The easiest thing you can do for someone else is to be kind. That, and giving a random stranger a compliment. You could even gift this Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine to your neighbors and invite them over for cocktails night!
If someone asks you a question, help them find the answer. If someone says hi, say hi back. Just be nice. Treat others the way you want to be treated and that high-vibing energy will come back to you ten-folds, I promise. Try it for a week. Kindness is free.
Where does mulled wine originate from?
As we head into 2022 guns a-blazing, make sure you are kind to others.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy some Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine
CITRUS SPICED MULLED WINE | DUTCH OVEN MULLED WINE RECIPE
- 1 bottle Cabernet Red Wine
- 4 cups Apple Cider
- 2 cups unsweetenede cranberry juice
- 2 cups fresh squeezed Madarin Orange Juice
- 2 cups fresh-squeezed Blood Orange Juice
- 2 cups Cara-Cara oranges (juiced)
- 1 tablespoon Cara-Cara Orange Zest
- 1 tablespoon Blood Orange Zest
- ¼ cup Honey
- 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 4 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
- 6 Whole Cloves
- ¼ Cup Star Anise
- 2 Oranges Peeled for garnish
- Cinnamon Sticks and more nutmeg for garnish
- In a Dutch Oven or Stock pot, combine the wine, cider, cranberry juice, Madarin orange juice, Blood orange juice, honey, cinnamon sticks, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and star anise, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Simmer for 15-20-minutes over low heat.
- Pour into mugs and garnish with orange peel, orange zest, cinnamon sticks, and more nutmeg.