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Spiced Brandy Wine

Give guests a warm welcome with this brandy-spiked mulled wine.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2010


  • 1 bottle (750 mL) light-bodied red wine (such as Beaujolais)
  • 3 ounces brandy
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 strips lemon zest (3 inches each)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • Fresh lemon-zest strips, for garnish


  1. Bring red wine, brandy, sugar, cloves, lemon zest, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to a simmer in a saucepan, covered, over high heat.

  2. Remove from heat; steep for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve. Ladle into 4 mugs; garnish with fresh lemon-zest strips.

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