Red, Red Wine – You Make Me Feel So Fine!


Mulled red wine by Sydney HermanIt’s 5 pm on a Thursday night and in one hour you’re hosting a fall fete. You forgot to pick up the margarita mix and you’re still mulling over which dessert to make. If you are like me, you pull out the boxed wine. If you are smarter than me, you look to chef doB.

Spill the wine, and TAKE IT GIRL!

The changing seasons can wreak havoc on our lives. Frizzy hair, constant goosebumps, and cold rains to name a few. It’s 5:30 and now your co-hosting boyfriend is late while your best friend is stuck in traffic. Throw your hair in a trendy side braid, turn up the heat, and put the umbrella bucket out. You can do this.

Chef doB has made the most divine Mulled Red Wine Recipe. We all know that a glass a day can pack a healthy punch. Remember to drink in moderation because a punch drunk lady will eventually experience the grapes of wrath. It’s usually when the alarm clock goes off on Friday morning.

It’s 5:55. Make a wish!

Your boyfriend picked up a pumpkin pie and your red wine is heating in the pot. As your guests enter, the heavenly aroma is like therapy in the air.

So, let the stress go and the wine flow.

mulled red wine 2doB Mulled Red Wine
12 glasses

2 bottles of red wine (750 ml each)
2 Cinnamon sticks
2 Oranges peeled and sliced (save the peels)
12 Whole cloves
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Allspice
¼ cup brown sugar

•Pour the wine into a medium-sized pot
•Squeeze the oranges to get the juice and add it to the wine
•Add the remaining ingredients and orange peels to the wine
•Heat the wine until it is warm or hot about 10 minutes.
•Stir occasionally and do not boil.
•Strain the wine and serve. Best in an Irish Coffee glass.
•Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.



  • That is so my life and I love to entertain. Love this idea! (p.s. your posts are always so well written, they are a delight to read!)

  • Gina, what a kind compliment. I love to host too and agree that this scenario is very common with other gals like us! Keep coming back for more because we love seeing people like you on here.

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