Another day, another blizzard. Last time it was this bad out I was a first grader trick-or-treating in the Great Halloween Blizzard of 1991. Thank God I am now of age to buy alcohol. My friend Natalie and I tried braving the storm yesterday to run some errands. Coming back was quite the pins-and-needles-in- your-face ordeal. I made a batch of mulled wine to warm us up. This recipe is a variation from the Joy of Cooking recipe and is quite simple (and probably more affordable than buying mulling spices).
Simply, put the peels of 4 clementine oranges, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1/4 cup sugar and 750 ml of Merlot in a pot. Bring it to a simmer, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Serve hot!
It can be a great gift as well! Just pour into a pretty bottle and presto.