Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine
- serves 4
Treat yourself so some easy and delicious mulled wine courtesy of your slow cooker.
3 whole star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle red wine
¼ cup sugar, optional (depending on sweetness of wine)
2 strips orange zest, removed with a vegetable peeler
1 ½ cups orange juice, freshly squeezed and strained, or store-bought
1 small sprig rosemary, plus sprigs for garnish
1. Wrap the cloves, star anise and cinnamon in a small square of cheesecloth and secure it with kitchen twine.
2. Combine the wine, sugar if using, orange zest, orange juice, rosemary and the spice pouch in a slow cooker. Cook on low heat until hot, about 1 hour. Adjust the slow cooker to the "warm" setting. Serve in mugs with a rosemary sprig as garnish.
Special equipment: cheesecloth; kitchen twine