Ask Alpana: 11/15

Check Please! host and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh joins us to discuss her recommendations for beer, wine, and spirits in this week's edition of Ask Alpana.

Mulled Wine Recipe

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle inexpensive red or white wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 large strips lemon zest
  • 1 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 1/2 cup brandy (optional) - "Grand Marnier or Kilo Kai spiced rum would be tasty too."

Combine ingredients in a large saucepan, simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs and serve. It is very important to not boil the wine!

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