Winter Solstice Mulled Wine

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Winter Mulled Wine Recipe
1 orange or half a cup of apple cider
1 lemon
1 lime
1/2 cup of sugar
3 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 star of anise
1 cinnamon stick
I bottle of Chianti

Add sugar to a large sauce pan on medium heat. Cut fruit and squeeze juices into the sugar then drop all the fruit into the pan. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, vanilla and the nutmeg. Pour just enough wine to cover the sugar.

Let this simmer until the sugar has almost dissolved, then bring the wine mixture to a rolling boil. Your making a syrup so don’t add the rest of the wine for 5 minutes or so, until you have a thick-ish syrup.

Add the wine and the star of anise once your syrup is ready. Turn the heat to low for 5 minutes then serve!