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Friday, December 10, 2010

Mulled Wine for the Holdiays

Happy Holidays! It's time to Wine~
This is my favorite time of year.   I love shopping and wrapping and gift giving and especially gathering with friends to celebrate the year.  What I don't care for though is the part where temperatures plunge and we skitter around with our shoulders up to our ears in an attempt to keep warm.
Mulled wine is great for taking the chill out, relaxing those shoulders and filling your home with wonderful aromas.  I will post a few recipies over the next few days and would love to read yours as well! After all 'tis the season of sharing~
Happy Holidays

 Mulled Wine -
1 bottle of Merlot,
1 t almond extract,
2 cinnamon sticks (plus xtras for garnish if desired).
3 whole cloves,
1/2 t nutmeg,
1 T honey.
 Pour wine into top of double boiler, warm over med heat. Add remaining ingredients, stir til honey dissolves. Reduce heat, cover, simmer, stirring occasionally.
and Sip!
Makes the house smell delicious too!