There are few occasions that can’t be made better with a bottle of wine. But during the winter months, and in this week in particular as big storms take aim at East and West coasts, we find ourselves searching for something a little cozier. Enter warm mulled wine, or glühwein as it’s called in Germany. This spiced red wine cocktail is the perfect way to keep warm during this winter and smooth out any unexpected wrinkles that the holidays might throw your way.

It doesn’t take much to make: a bottle (or two) of red wine, some oranges, cloves, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and few drizzles of maple syrup. Simmer in a big pot over low heat until all the flavors start to blend together. When it’s ready, it tastes like warm, liquid comfort in a mug.

This is the perfect cocktail to try while doing some late-season camping or at the cabin during a winter ski trip. When the weather is brisk, this drink will be your best friend.



COOK TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
MAKES: 6 service
CALORIES: 190 kcal

750 ml bottle red wine
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 whole cinnamon sticks
2 inch piece ginger sliced
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 oranges cut in half

Combine the wine, maple syrup, and spices in a pot. Squeeze the juice from the oranges into the wine and then add the spent peels to the pot. Simmer over medium-low heat at least 30 minutes to allow all the flavors to meld. Split between glasses & enjoy!

Camp Notes is a big high five to the fun of sleeping outdoors and all that comes along with it. You know, camping and stuff.

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