Friday, March 9, 2012

Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine

 Every couple of years the Veggie Dad goes to Reading, England for business.  He comes back with tales of exotic cocktails and pub food.  Okay, he comes back with tales of Mulled Wine and Pims, but I don't get to go on these (or any other) trips so they seem exotic to me.  

Here I offer you Mulled Wine.  I don't know if this is anything like what he gets in the pub and he won't tell me one way or another.  Yes, that's right.  I don't get to go on these trips, and he won't give me feedback on the trip inspired recipes which he has requested I make.  He is lucky he's cute, because I have some pretty good knife skills.  

The Ingredients
4 cups red wine
1 cup orange juice
1/2 to 1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

The Tools
 a small slow cooker
a cork screw 
and a knife, in case your husband gives you any lip

The Mulling
Combine the orange juice and the sugar together in the crock of your slow cooker

Add the wine

Add the spices

Stir with a whisk until the spices are better combined.  The spices will not completely dissolve in the cold/cool liquids, but whisk them until they are as combined as you can get them.  

Place the lid on the slow cooker and allow it to cook on high for 2-4 hours.  Turn the cooker down to low before serving.  

Serving size is a 6 ounce cup, this is based on my cups.....

Calories: 226
Fat Grams: 0 (see, it's a health food now)
Fiber Grams: 0 (and it just lost its health food status)
Sodium: 0 (status revived-Whoo Hooo)

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