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Pomegranate Mulled Wine

Pomegranate Mulled Wine

A bit of pomegranate juice gives this spiced holiday cocktail a fruity twist! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a large sauce pan over medium-low heat combine:
    • 750 mL red wine
    • 2 cup pomegranate juice
    • 1/2 cup brandy
    • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 orange , sliced into rounds
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Wrap in a cheesecloth and close with butcher's twine:
    • 2 cinnamon sticks , 3-inches long
    • 4 cloves
    • 6 cardamom pods
  4. Place spice bundle into pot and stir mixture. Continue cooking over medium-low heat but do not bring to a boil
  5. Serve warm after approximately 30 minutes. The longer the spice bundle sits in the wine, the more flavor your drink will have.

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 11
Serving Size: 4 oz

Serving Suggestions: Serve warm with pomegranate arils. For large parties, keep your pomegranate mulled wine warm in a crockpot.

Cooking Tips: If you like a lot of spice, add some peppercorns and star of anise to the infusing mix. Oranges used in this recipe are the Cara Cara variety, which has thinner skin and a slight tart flavor.