This Sunday I woke up not feeling very well, but since I didn't want to take any medications I thought it would be great to start this Christmas season with a natural "healer" that also happens to be a very popular Christmas drink in Europe - Hot Mulled Wine (aka Glühwein). A few years ago while Andrey and I were in Russia during Christmas holidays he was able to treat my extremely bad cold with this miraculous drink within just one day! And it tastes just like Christmas - can it get any better?;-) Oh, yeah, it can, cause it's also very easy and fun to make!
WHAT I USED:
There's many different recipes out there online. The one I used is pretty simple and quick.
- Red Wine - I used Pinot Noir
- Ground Cloves
- Pumpkin Pie Spice - Love that combo!
- Vanilla Beans
WHAT I DID:I was not using specific amounts of each ingredient while I was preparing the drink. I simply first poured wine into a saucepan, then added some honey, spices, sliced orange and brought it to a slow boil. After that I let it simmer for about 5 minutes, then strained and served in tea cups with cinnamon sticks. That's IT! Nothing can beat THAT, right? So much goodness in one drink♥♥♥
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! And all the decorating chaos didn't drive you crazy yet;-)
Don't forget to enjoy the season - that's what we have it for!