At the Trader Joe's sample area (don't you love that area?), I sampled some spiced mulled cider the other day and it was fantastic! It was spicy and sweet at the same time, and they'd heated it, which made it so warming on a cold day. I definitely want to serve some at Christmastime, and I might have a little booze nearby for the holiday, too.
But if you wanted to make your own mulled wine or cider, how would you go about it? It looks simple enough: you can add a few ingredients to a claret wine to brew up your own warming goodness. Sugar, cinnamon, lemon, nutmeg and cloves seem to be popular ingredients, but I bet someone out there has an amazing homemade recipe with a touch of something one wouldn't expect to really bring out the flavor.
Is that someone you? Share your mulled wine recipes here!