Yay, it’s December 1!! The countdown to Christmas has begun. It’s hard to believe that we’re already in December. It seems like only just a short while ago we were on our decks sipping cool drinks, and throwing frisbee with the kids. Now we’re looking for the comfort of a hot toddy or better yet – Mulled Wine.
The seasons have changed. We have dug out the boots, winter toques and mittens. The sun is setting as dinner is prepped. Evenings are spent curled up in front of the fireplace… hopefully. Lol. Although, if you’re like us, you may be needing a little more “R and R” these days! We promise that this recipe for Mulled Wine will make you sit. It will help you find the “calm” in what can be an incredibly busy time of year.
Before we can continue, we are so excited to share with you a company that has made our Mulled Wine incredibly delicious! In developing this amazing holiday drink, we have partnered with a local YYC company called Bramble Cider. We quickly discovered that their cider was the perfect pairing for our Mulled Wine!
This dynamic company – Bramble Cider, is owned by husband and wife duo Tyler Crowdis and Alicia Enns. “Tyler began making cider as a means to continue enjoying pints – despite his celiac disease. From the kitchen of their tiny century home, Tyler’s crafts began to gain many fans through friends and family.
Wanting to bring their innovative ciders to the masses, Tyler and Alicia have embarked on a journey to bring craft cider to Calgary and beyond. Their inspiration comes from the growing Canadian West Coast cider scene to the funky ciders of Northern France and sours of Spain.”
Our recipe for Mulled Wine pairs a full bodied red wine with Bramble’s Wild Child Farmhouse Dry Cider. It also boasts of fresh oranges, a shot of bourbon and winter spices that include cinnamon, cloves and anise. It’s the perfect holiday sip.
Cheers to Bramble and it’s delicious pairing to a Cab Sav! This recipe for Mulled Wine is so incredibly easy.
Pull out your slow cooker or a pot on the stove. Combine all the ingredients and heat. That’s it!
Mulled WineCourse: BeverageCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
A Mulled Wine which pairs a full bodied red with Bramble’s Wild Child Farmhouse Dry Cider. This warm drink boasts of fresh oranges, a shot of bourbon and winter spices that include cinnamon, cloves and anise. The perfect holiday sip.
1 bottle of Cabernet Savignon red wine ( 750mL)
3 cans Bramble Cider (355ml)
1 cup bourbon
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
1 navel orange, peeled and cut
4 whole cloves
3 star anise
4 cinnamon sticks
- Using either a large pot, stove top, or slow cooker, combine all ingredients.
- Stir well and warm to desired temperature using low heat. Do NOT boil.
- Strain spices and oranges and its ready to serve!
- Cheers to Bramble and Mulled Wine!!
Stacey and Meg