Apple mulled white wine offers a new twist on the old classic. A Winter favorite!
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I did mention my carb + wine cravings in my Sunday reads post and I wasn’t kidding. Give me all the bread, all the muffins and all the wine. But since it’s stinky cold out, I’m more in the mood for apple mulled white wine.
The great thing about mulled wine is that you feel more like you’re drinking tea and not like you’re having alcohol at 3 in the afternoon. Especially if you let it boil for a few minutes and some, if not most, of that alcohol evaporates anyway.
This is what I’ll be having next week too, when Gilmore girls come back. Speaking of the show, I know some of you are following along with my GG Recipe Project and may have noticed I paused it for a while. This was completely unintentional, but I am bringing it back with new recipes very soon and you’ll once again be able to eat just like how the people of Stars Hollow eat.
I’m not always the best with time management (the reason for the break in the project), but I am working on it. Tell me some of you are like me too?
So, with the revival coming, I decided to finish Season 1 this year and then take a little break, just so you can all fully enjoy both the revival and the holidays coming up in December. Season 2 of the project will begin in January of 2017. Hope that sounds good! I have so much ready for you anyway and I just want the next weeks leading up to 2017 to be all about food and having a good time.
And of course good TV is part of it too, but Gilmore girls are such a year-round show, that I want all of you to take the time for all the cheesy, festive movies first. I know I’ll definitely be rewatching Home Alone and a few others classics.
Gahhh, why are there only 24 hours in a day? I’d love 48. I could settle for 32.
I want to know what your favorite autumn / winter drinks are. Since I already have one mulled wine recipe published, you can probably guess I love mulled wine.
However, know that this apple mulled white wine is different from my other mulled white wine recipe. I make the other one with more spices and oranges, this one uses less spices and is packed with apples. It is milder in flavor and I really love it as such. You can always add more spices or different fruit, but there’s something so comforting in a simple apple lemony flavor. It tastes like home.
You have to serve a drink like this one warm. However, you don’t need a lot of time for it, because what’s really great is that you only need about 30 minutes all together to make mulled wine, so as long as your pantry is stocked, you don’t even need to plan this. It does keep well for a day, so if you want to be more on the safe side (time-wise), you can definitely make it ahead and reheat it when needed.
You can serve apple mulled white wine at a holiday party or even make it for a quiet solo evening at home. Whatever the situation, one thing is certain – it’ll be better with a cup of mulled wine in hand.
Recipe makes 3 servings.
- 750ml ( 3 cups + 2 TBSPs | 1 bottle) white wine (I use Pinot Grigio)
- 240ml (1 cup) apple juice
- 1 apple, halved and thinly sliced
- 100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 organic lemon
- 6 cloves
- 1 apple, halved and thinly sliced
- cinnamon sticks
- 1 organic lemon, sliced
- Combine wine, apple juice, sliced apple, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a large non-reactive pot. Stick cloves into the lemon, then slice the lemon and add to the pot as well.
- Place on the stove, set over medium-high heat, and slowly bring to a light simmer. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, until the apples are tender. Taste to see if you want more sugar. If you want it to taste less alcoholic, turn up the heat and let the wine boil for a few minutes.
- Remove from heat and pour wine into 3 heat-resistant cups. Garnish each drink with cinnamon sticks, apple and lemon slices and serve warm.
You can store mulled wine in the fridge overnight, but I prefer to drink it on the day it's made. Before storing, remove all the spices and fruit. Reheat on the stove before serving.
The mugs I use are my favorite, from La Rochere.