Mulled Winter Wine

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 7

Ingredients

  1. 4 cinnamon sticks
  2. 3 whole cloves
  3. 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 2 mL
  4. small piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  5. 3 cups dry red wine750 mL
  6. 3 cups Compliments Cranberry Cocktail 750 mL
  7. 1/2 cup port 125 mL
  8. 1/2 cup honey 125 mL
  9. blood oranges, halved

Method

  1. Place cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and ginger in centre of four layers of 6-inch (15 cm) squares of cheesecloth. Pull up the corners and tie the bundle tight with string.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine spice sachet, wine, cranberry cocktail, port, honey and oranges. Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 20 min. Do not let mulled wine boil. Remove spice sachet and keep warm in a slow cooker (on keep-warm setting) or on very low heat on the stove.