Cocktails are always
welcome, but this time of year nothing rings in the festivities
like traditional mulled wine. Warm, spicy and rich, it’s the
perfect drink for both comfort and celebration.
Regular mulled wine recipes include a hefty dose of sugar, but
that’s unnecessary when you take advantage of the many incredible
varieties of natural low-carb sweeteners out there. All the flavor,
none of the added sugar. Tradition is back on the table.
Time in Kitchen: 20 minutes
- 1 bottle dry red
- 2 oranges
- 4 whole cloves
- 3 allspice berries
- 3 star anise pods
- 3-4 cinnamon stick (cut in half)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup of erythritol sweetener like Swerve (alternatively, use
monk fruit sweetener or stevia-monk fruit blend if preferred)
Peel one orange into decorative strips and insert cloves into
the peel. Cut the other orange into decorative slices for serving
Combine orange peel, spices, water, and sweetener of choice in a
saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and add
wine. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Warm just before serving or keep on a low-heat burner. Serve
with orange wedges and cinnamon sticks.