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The Musto Crush Crew’s Holiday Wine Cocktail Recipes

It’s time to break out those cozy drinks by the fire!

The Musto Crush Crew loves a boozy cocktail and we wanted to share a few of our favorite holiday recipes. Try one, try all, or add your own spin to these delicious holiday drinks.

Mulled Wine

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Mulled wine has been called “The Winemaker’s Hot Toddy”. It delivers delicious wine flavors with a hint of spice. A great drink for the winter months.

Link to recipe: http://blog.juicegrape.com/index.php/2018/12/the-winemakers-hot-toddy-mulled-wine/

Autumn Sangria

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We tried a delicious fall Sangria recipe and it delivered! We loved it so much we are making it for our next winter party. Give it a try, Sangria isn’t just for the summer time.

Link to recipe: http://blog.juicegrape.com/index.php/2019/11/rose-autumn-sangria-recipe/

Coquito 

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A Latin spin on eggnog, we are obsessed with this creamy liquor drink. Notes of nutmeg and a little zing of rum will put you in the holiday spirit.

Link to recipe: http://blog.juicegrape.com/index.php/2019/11/coquito-recipe/

Musto Wine Grape Company is here to help! We are New England’s largest supplier for home winemaking products and services. We can get you set up with all of your juice, grape and equipment needs and have you on track to making your own perfect pairing for next fall!
Visit juicegrape.com or give us a call at (877) 812 – 1137 to learn more.
We look forward to hearing from you!

The “Winemaker’s Hot Toddy” – Mulled Wine

We don’t know about you but as the weather gets colder all we want to do is curl up by the fire with a good glass of homemade wine. This week however, we were thinking about mixing it up. Mulled Wine seemed to be the best option for today. It’s cold, dreary, and we need a pick  me up this afternoon. So we are cooking up some tasty Mulled Wine!

What is Mulled Wine? Well its a delicious concoction made up of wine, apple cider, and a few other drops of other tasty ingredients.  Think of it as the Winemaker’s version of a Hot Toddy. It’s satisfying, warm, and is wine infused. The perfect warm drink on a cold Sunday afternoon.

Musto’s Mulled Wine Recipe 

4 cups apple cider (or can use apple juice if you want it a little sweeter)

1 bottle of red wine (suggest cabernet, merlot, or a blend of both)

1 tablespoon – 1/4 cup of honey (depends on your sweet tooth)

2 cinnamon sticks

1 orange – juiced and zested

4 whole cloves

2-3 stars of anise (do to taste)

orange peels/wedges for garnish

Add the apple cider/juice, wine, cinnamon sticks, orange zest, orange juice, and cloves to a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add stars of anise and honey to taste. Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel/wedge for garnish, and enjoy!

Mulled Wine ~ Getting in the Holiday Spirit

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We hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for and it’s good to take a step back, reflect, and enjoy each others company.

Now that we are in the holiday spirit we have been experimenting with different winter wine recipes. One of them being Mulled Wine. Below is my recipe. I suggest pairing it with friends by the fireplace and a tasty charcuterie plate.

 

4 cups apple cider (or can use apple juice if you want it a little sweeter)

1 bottle of red wine (suggest cabernet, merlot, or a blend of both)

1 tablespoon – 1/4 cup of honey (depends on your sweet tooth)

2 cinnamon sticks

1 orange – juiced and zested

4 whole cloves

2-3 stars of anise (do to taste)

orange peels/wedges for garnish

Add the apple cider/juice, wine, cinnamon sticks, orange zest, orange juice, and cloves to a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add stars of anise and honey to taste. Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel/wedge for garnish, and enjoy!