Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe comes from the new Gourmet Today book, edited by Ruth Reichl. This mulled red wine has a fruity kick from kirsch and strips of lemon and orange zest. Perfect for a holiday party.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cloves, peppercorns, and zest in center of cheesecloth and tie to form a bag. Combine cheesecloth bag and remaining ingredients in 4 quart saucepan, bring to a simmer and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  2. Ladle wine into heatproof small glasses or cups and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Most Helpful

Yum! Easy to make and delicious. A warming fall treat. Thanks for posting.

Prose September 19, 2012

If this isn't just the thing for chilly winter evenings I don't know what is. The mulling combo is wonderful, DH said "The vanilla really mellows it". I doubled the cinnamon and skipped the Kirsch. This is true sippin' pleasure that can be held on warm all evening long. I didn't have any small cups available so we shared a coffee mug :D.

Annacia November 28, 2009