This cold-weather classic from SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS gives guests a very warm welcome. Add this drink to your cocktail menu this holiday season. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this guilt-free mulled wine.
One 750 ml bottle Skinnygirl Cabernet Sauvignon or other red wine
3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half, plus 5 whole sticks for garnish
1 tablespoon whole cloves
3 star anise pods
1 whole nutmeg, cracked with the side of a chef’s knife into a few pieces
Agave nectar, as needed
Peel of 1 orange, removed in strips with a vegetable peeler
1. Pour the wine into a large saucepan and place over low heat. Make a sachet with the cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, and nutmeg by tying them in cheesecloth. Add the sachet to the wine and simmer for 30 minutes, until the flavors are well combined.
2. Add agave nectar to taste. Strain the wine into heatproof glasses. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and a strip of orange peel.
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