First, a couple of answers:
Yes, Thanksgiving festivities distracted me from posting Foodie Friday on Friday.
No, it wasn’t because I was partaking in Black Friday shopping. 🙂
Now a question:
How was your Thanksgiving?
I hope you had a good one. I know I did, as evidenced by my lack of attention to all things Internet. It was nice to see family, eat decadently, and avoid homework. To celebrate this change in pace, I created my very first batch of mulled wine.
As I learned from my research, there are many ways to go about this warm and wintery beverage. I listed the spices I used below, but feel free to customize based on your own preferences. I also added a bit of liquor to punch things up. Completely optional, but quite delicious. Next time, I might go with an orange liquor.
Mulled Wine (a cozy beverage to enjoy with friends and family)
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 1/2 cup sugar
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 allspice berries
- 5 cloves
- dash of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. liquor (optional; I used anise-flavored liquor)