Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mulled Wine Jars

mulled wine jars

Pictured here are mulling spices, before I figured out about the cinnamon stick and bay leaves and the cutie. The cutie is the best part, I have to get a picture of that.

a bottle of red wine
apple juice or cider,
   I like Martinelli's unfiltered apple juice
cinnamon sticks
bay leaves

Divide the wine between three quart-size mason jars and add 1-1/2 cups of apple juice and 1/2 cup water to each jar. Drop a cinnamon stick and two bay leaves into each jar, and look, now you have grab-and-go jars of wine right in your fridge. I'm not really sure that's what I need, but I have them.

To serve, first, you stick a cutie with some cloves. Then you pour a jar into a small saucepan, drop in the cutie, and put the pan on medium-low heat. I hate to watch things so I set my timer for thirty minutes, that usually covers bringing the wine up to a simmer and then letting it simmer.

I chose these spices because they're easy to fish out! Fish them out, ladle the wine into two mugs, and make yourselves a big bowl of popcorn.