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Mulled Wine Recipe


Mulled Wine Recipe

The weather might be warming up, but March 3rd just happens to be mulled wine day – and that’s a day we want to celebrate! Callie Stein, P50’s Registered Nurse, is here to give you a delicious recipe AND the health benefits. Cheers!

  • 1 750mL-bottle of red wine – best type for heart health would be Spanish wine that contains Tempranillo red grapes, such as Rioja. (Truly, any dry red wine would work.)
  •  2 cups apple cider
  •  1/4 cup honey
  •  1 orange — zested and juiced
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-3 whole star anise
  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional)
  • Orange slices —  garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks —  garnish
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. 
  2. Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. 
  3. Remove whole spices. Serve in heatproof glasses or mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and / or orange slice.


Health benefits: 
  • Polyphenols, the antioxidants found in red wine, can help to keep blood vessels flexible and reduce the risk of unwanted clotting.  
  • Tempranillo red grapes—which are used to make certain red wines, like Rioja—may actually have a significant effect on cholesterol levels by reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.
  • Resveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in foods such as red grapes, red wine, raspberries, and dark chocolate – and it helps boost memory! It also helps to remove chemicals responsible for causing blood clots, which, in turn, reduces your chance of having a stroke.
  •  Thanks to the antioxidants packed inside red grapes, they fight off infections and protect cells against the effects of free radicals.
  • Cinnamon sticks provide a potent anti-inflammatory activity, which can reduce swelling and restore normal tissue function – not to mention ease arthritic aches and pains.
  • Cloves help increase gut motility as well as improve the digestion power by increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions.

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