Thursday, January 17, 2008

To Mull or Not to Mull

Neither snow nor sleet nor slippery sidewalk nor ice nor slush nor ... um ... cold and near-deathly illness, shall keep the VUBOQ from his appointed rounds:


I have invited the neighbors down (and over) for Mulled Wine and Movies tonight. It should be fun since I've never mulled wine. I mean, I've mulled over wine ... red or white? sweet or dry? cabernet or merlot?

But, I've never actually mulled the wine. This should be fun. I scoured the intertubez for an interesting recipe and have combined one or two or fifty-seven into my own:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 orange, sliced
5-6 cloves
3-4 cinnamon sticks
a couple dashes of Angostura bitters
1 Honking Huge Bottle of Cheap Ass Merlot

I'll let you know if it's gross or not.


  1. sounds similar to sangria, which I prefer to drink swirled into my frozen margaritas. mmmmmmm

  2. I have terrible news -- I think that bourbon (which I love) gives me nightmares (which I don't love).

  3. No real need for sugar, depends if you really really like it sweet. But add some zest of lemon. And really buy the chepest red wine you can find.
    I hope you have fun!

  4. Anonymous11:21 PM

    mulled wine, eh? sounds interesting.

    I sure hope it's not gross.