John's Cocktail: Spiced Mulled Wine with Oranges

This spiced wine cocktail from Rach's hubby, John, will warm you up this season.
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John's cocktail Spiced Mulled Wine with Oranges

Recipe by John Cusimano

  • 8Servings


  • 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) dry red wine

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 oz. brandy

  • 2 oz. orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 2 star anise pods

  • 1 tsp. allspice berries

  • 2 oranges, sliced

  • Freshly grated nutmeg


In a large saucepan, bring the first 7 ingredients and 1 sliced orange to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Simmer over low heat until the flavors meld, about 15 minutes. Strain into a pitcher. Divide among 8 mugs. Add the remaining orange slices. Top with the nutmeg.