Warm up for winter with 5-ingredient spiced mulled wine

we love 04/06/2017

It only takes 5 ingredients to have a delicious mulled wine perfect for parties or a cozy night in.

What you'll need:

1/2 cup sugar 
2 (750 ml) bottles dry red wine 
2 cinnamon sticks 
8 cloves
2 strips orange zest 

Stir 1/2 cup sugar and 2 (750 ml) bottles dry red wine over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add 2 cinnamon sticks, 8 cloves, 2 star anise (optional) and 2 strips orange zest. Bring to a simmer (do not boil); reduce heat. Barely simmer for 10 minutes. Strain into heatproof glasses. (Strained wine can be refrigerated, tightly covered, up to 3 days.) 

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