What is Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine is a winter tradition here at the Blue Goose and we are sure our guests will quickly adopt this delightful winter cocktail. It's perfect for all your holiday gatherings, dinner parties, or even those lazy cold Saturdays at the house.
Mulled wine originated in the 2nd century, It was created by the Romans who would heat wine to defend their bodies against the winter. As the Romans conquered much of Europe throughout the next century, their love for mulled wine spread across their empire and the regions they traded with.
As its popularity grew throughout the middle ages, Europeans would mix heated wine with spices they believed promoted wellness and defended against sickness. Hence the modern drink, which includes cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of orange.
Blue Goose Mulled Wine
1 Bottle of Mystic Blue from Blue Goose Vineyards
1 Package Crown mulling spices from Blue Goose Vineyards
1 Cup Cranapple juice
1/2 cup Cranberry juice
1/2 cup Apple juice
Thinly Sliced orange
*for large groups double... or triple
1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker to warm or warm via stovetop
2. Pour into cups and garnish with sliced orange and cinnamon sticks