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Mulled Wine

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!  Mehmet and I spent a great few days at my Mom’s eating the best food and enjoying some family time.  I think this week, the week between Christmas and New Years is my favorite week of the year.  It still feels like the holidays, but everything is so much more relaxed and you can just sit and enjoy some of the simple things, like this delicious mulled wine!

One of the things that kept me from posting as much as I would have liked to the past few months was a spontaneous trip to Amsterdam.  I had never been to Amsterdam, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!   The trip was absolutely wonderful.  Amsterdam is a beautiful city, everywhere you go you feel as if you’re walking in a painting.

Amsterdam Canal

Of course the best part of any trip is the food!  We spent our four days in Amsterdam constantly eating.  Bitterballen, oliebollen and fries with mayonnaise are now some of our new favorite foods!  On top of all the great food, we also had some great drinks.  One I particularly liked was mulled wine.  As much as I love wine, I had never had mulled wine before.  It was the perfect drink to enjoy while trying to warm up from the Amsterdam cold.  

Fries in AmsterdamFried food in Amsterdam

 

I enjoyed the mulled wine so much that I was still craving some when I got back home, so I experimented a bit and learned to make it myself.  It’s actually very simple and you can customize it to fit your tastes.  If you want it a little sweeter, add more honey.  If you want it more spicy, add some extra cloves.  I’ve read you can also add brandy to mulled wine.  I don’t particularly like brandy, but if you like it give it a try!

I’m sharing this and my Lucky New Year’s Lentils at today’s Fiesta Friday!

Mulled wine in front of tree mulled wine from above mulled wine close upMulled Wine Pinmulled wine on platter

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Mulled Wine
A perfect warming drink for a cold winter night full of spices and a bit of sweetness.
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Course Drinks
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mulled wine on platter
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer. Stir a few times to be sure the honey mixes evenly. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
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4 thoughts on “Mulled Wine”

  • Mulled wine, hot buttered rum, mulled cider all good for when the weather is so cold. It’s been a long time since I was in Amsterdam when we made annual trips there due to my husband’s work. Beautiful city and I was fortunate to have friends that I could hang out with as my hubby worked. Happy New Year!

  • I love all the flavorings going on in that mulled wine. I remember how much we enjoyed it in Europe too.
    Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!Happy 2018!

  • I love mulled wine. Well to be honest, I like any wine, haha!! I always mean to get my mulled wine recipe on my blog, but keep drinking the wine first! Your recipe sounds great, too!

    Any way, what a fun trip you must have had!

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