Hot Mulled Wine

Recipe by: Regina Zona

“A favorite at my Christmas parties, it never lasts long so I usually triple the recipe (at least).”


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
  • 1 (3 x 1-inch) strip orange rind
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice


Combine ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer; cook 20 minutes. Strain to remove spices. Serve warm. Serve with cinnamon stick for garnish, if you’d like.