As if you needed a reason to celebrate (I mean, its already Friday) — it’s also “Hot Mulled Cider Day” which is certainly a worthy reason to have some fun.
Gluhwein, a traditional German and Austrian beverage, is made up of red wine and mulling spices — sub in spiced, mulled cider, and you’ve got the perfect fall-festive cocktail.
Mary Mohn, owner/tasting room manager at Flower Valley Vineyard, shares with us a couple recipes:
Mulled Cider and Wine
Mulled Cranberry Wine
1 Bottle Flower Valley Cranberry Wine
1 Jug Spiced Apple Cider (Trader Joe’s)
1 cup of Apple Brandy
1/4 to 1/2 Cinnamon Schnapps (to taste)
Heat gently, just below a simmer – be sure not to boil!
Adorn these with adorable Instagram/Pinterest-worthy garnishes such as orange slices, cinnamon dusted apple wedges, or cinnamon sticks– or, dump in a coffee mug and enjoy (like I do).
Note: A crock pot or coffee urn also work well if you want to keep this to temp for a party crowd.