Mulled Wine

January/February 1999

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For midwinter cheer, pull up a mug of something warm and spirited.

Mulled Wine

Makes: 8 servings, about 1/2 cup each

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  • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine, such as Merlot
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • 2 strips fresh orange peel
  • 2 strips fresh lemon peel


  1. Combine wine, water, sugar, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, orange and lemon peel in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.


Per serving: 104 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 4 mg sodium; 119 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

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