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Namaqua Mulled Red Wine Cocktail

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Serves 6



1 (750 ml) bottle of Namaqua Dry Red wine

1 orange sliced into rounds

8 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

2-4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste (or your desired sweetener)

optional add-in: 1/4 cup brandy (or your favorite liqueur)

optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise



Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, and heat just barely to a simmer over medium-high heat.  (Be careful not to boil the mulled wine — you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.)  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.

Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.