Combine these ingredients with Seven Daughters Red Blend for a warming cocktail after a long winter's journey.
Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine
10 minutes, plus 30 minutes for steeping
1 750 mL bottle red wine
2 oranges, zest and juice
1/4 cup sugar
whole spices such as star anise, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, and cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
With a vegetable peeler, peel off long strips of orange zest from the oranges. Then juice the oranges and reserve the juice.
Place spices either in a tea ball or wrap them in cheesecloth and tie closed with a piece of twine.
In a pan, crush the orange zest with the sugar with a spoon to bring out the flavor in the orange zest. Add the wine, reserved orange juice and spice packet. Cover and simmer over high heat until wine is hot. Remove from heat and let stand for about 30 minutes. Discard the spice packet and orange zest.
Heat the wine again, just until steaming and add the orange liqueur. Serve hot in mugs.
I know, I know...my sisters made me. But, they convinced me by preparing this phenomenal Pomegranate Sangria. We used Seven Daughters Merlot, and watched some of our favorite chick flicks. Serve Chilled and Enjoy!
1 bottle fruity red wine
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled)
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1 large orange, halved and thinly sliced
1 green apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup red grapes, sliced in 1/2
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 48 hours before serving. Serve over ice.
Look, y’all! Wine turned into a mint julip! Ain’t nothing finer than that!
Just before serving, add red wine to mint/fruit juice mixture. Pour into glasses filled with ice.
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