How do you serve a bottle of mulled wine?

Answered by Tom Adger

To serve a bottle of mulled wine, start by warming it gently on the stove. Pour the wine into a large pot and add your desired spices, such as cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise. You can also add sweeteners like brown sugar or honey, as well as citrus slices or zest for extra flavor.

Once the wine is heated through and the flavors have melded together, it’s time to serve. Slowly ladle the hot wine into fun glasses or mugs. I personally like to use glass mugs, as they add an extra touch of elegance to any warm drink.

To make your holiday cocktail feel extra special, garnish the mulled wine with an orange peel, lemon peel, or both. I usually use a vegetable peeler to remove a thin strip of peel from the fruits, making sure to avoid the bitter pith. The citrus peel adds a lovely aroma to the drink and imparts a subtle citrusy taste. You can also add fresh cranberries to the glasses for a pop of color and a festive touch. And of course, don’t forget to add a cinnamon stick to each glass, which not only adds visual appeal but also enhances the overall flavor.

When serving mulled wine, it’s important to ensure that it’s still warm. You can keep the pot of mulled wine on low heat or use a slow cooker to maintain the temperature. If you’re serving a large crowd, consider using a punch bowl or a thermal carafe to keep the mulled wine hot throughout the event.

Remember to inform your guests that the mulled wine is hot, as it’s easy to forget when you’re sipping on a deliciously spiced beverage. You can provide small spoons or stirrers for guests to mix the spices and flavors if they wish.

So there you have it, a detailed guide on how to serve a bottle of mulled wine. Enjoy the cozy warmth and festive flavors of this delightful holiday drink!