Punch-style cocktails are a hit at holiday parties. This mulled wine is a make-once, serve-all-night cocktail that celebrates the flavors of the holiday. Plus, December 20 is National Sangria Day, so you’re really celebrating two holidays in one with this drink.
1 bottle cabernet sauvignon
3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
1 tablespoon of cloves
3 star anise
1 whole nutmeg, cracked into two pieces
1 orange peel
Agave nectar to taste
Pour wine into pan and cook over low heat. Make a sachet with the spices.
Put sachet in pan and simmer for 30 min. Add agave nectar to taste. Pour wine through strainer. Serve in a heatproof glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and orange peel (optional).