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Mulled Zin (Holiday Zinfandel Wine Punch)

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“One of the things I love about the holidays is mulled wine. :) Here's a nice version featuring roasted oranges, which gives the punch a really nice flavor.”
READY IN:
55mins
YIELD:
1 750ml bottle
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Push the whole cloves into one of the small oranges until it's completely"studded," then place the orange in a baking dish and roast it in the oven until it's soft, which will take between 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. In a non-reactive saucepan over medium heat, combine the roasted orange, zinfandel, orange juice, honey, brown sugar, 4 of the cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, allspice, and the brandy or Cognac.
  4. Raise the heat to medium-high, stirring constantly until the honey is melted and the sugar is dissolved, which will take about 4 minutes, but DO NOT LET BOIL (the flavor of the wine and spices combination will deteriorate if the mixture reaches the boiling point).
  5. Strain the mulled wine and pour into six coffee glasses or cups, slice the remaining small orange into 6 slices, and garnish each cup with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.

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