Easy-to-Make Mulled Wine
Wine purists might scoff, but there is something comforting about a slightly sweet, fruity, spicy warm red wine, which is what this Low FODMAP Mulled Wine is.
This is a great party beverage for the colder months. If you set it out in a punch bowl, just make sure the kids know that this is for adults only.
Start with a somewhat dry but fruit red wine for best results, such as a Merlot or Zinfandel.
Wine, Fruit – and Sugar
Mulled wine always has a little sweetener. I like brown sugar in this recipe as its complex flavor adds to the finished result, along with the fruit. It’s one of those situations where the finished item is more than a sum of its parts.
Pay attention to the parts, ahem, the ingredients.
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Low FODMAP Mulled Wine
Low FODMAP Mulled Wine is easy, elegant, fruity and delicious - and great for a cold weather party.
- 1, 750 ml bottle dry and fruity red wine, such as Merlot or Zinfandel
- 1/2 cup (107 g) firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (120 m) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 orange or 2 tangerines, sliced thickly
- 1 lemon, sliced thickly
- 20 whole cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice
- Strips of orange zest optional
Whisk together the wine, brown sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Stir in the orange, lemon, cloves, cinnamon sticks and allspice. Heat over low-medium heat just to under a boil. Turn heat off, cover, and allow to steep for 1 hour. Strain and reheat wine until it is hot but not boiling.
Serve immediately, garnishing with orange zest, if desired.
- Use a wine that you enjoy drinking as is, for best results.
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.