There is a little German Christmas market that has popped up in Vancouver over the last few years. It’s got tons of crafty little shops selling Christmas goods, a bunch of stalls selling authentic German bites and treats, and best of all, you can get yourself a little mug of mulled wine when you walk in and then just keep refilling it as you browse through and get your Christmas fix.
We haven’t been this year yet, so Debbie and I figured we would make our own Mulled Wine and jazz it up a little with some Chocolate Raspberry Liqueur. Cuz that’s what we do…
It’s SO easy to make your own mulled wine and it smells incredible as its brewing away. You have to make sure to keep it on low low heat though, you don’t want to boil away all the alcohol in the wine now do you? I didn’t think so…
Mulled wine has a slightly earthy note to it while at the same time being slightly sweet and spiced like Christmas. The honey is optional but we found it a tad bit bitter without it.
Its the perfect thing to sip on during cool winter nights or while trimming the tree 🙂
Mulled Wine with Chocolate Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 1/3 cup mulling spices (cinnamon, dried ginger, all spice berries, dried apples, nutmeg)
- 1 tbsp honey (optional)
- 6 oz chocolate raspberry liqueur (or other red fruit liqueur you like)
- Pour the bottle of wine into a medium pot and turn the heat to low. Add the mulling spices. Let the wine come to a simmer and then lower the heat just a tad. You want it to be warming, but not boiling or simmering.
- Let it sit for at least 30 mins.
- Add the honey and liqueur and stir well to combine.
- Ladle the wine into glasses and serve.