Start holiday festivities with a big batch of mulled wine. Served warm, it has all the spices associated with the holidays, is super low in calories and has the heart-healthy benefits of red wine.
- 1.5 liter bottle of your favourite red wine
- Zest from 1 lemon
- Zest from 1 orange
- 3 cinnamon sticks (broken in half)
- 3 star anise
- 1/2 tbsp. cloves
- 1/2 tbsp. ginger
- 1/2 tbsp. nutmeg
- Organic raw honey, or apple juice to taste
- slices or cinnamon sticks for garnish
Pour wine into large saucepan and cook over low heat.
Make a sachet with the spices, place the sachet in the pan, add lemon and orange zest to the wine and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add sweetener of your choice to taste.
Pour the wine through a strainer and serve in heatproof glasses.
Garnish each glass with a sliced orange or cinnamon stick.
If you would like more Healthy Holiday Cocktail recipes like these then I invite you to join me LIVE in my Holiday Kitchen so I and share with you my Delicious Classic Holiday Recipes that you can enjoy with friends and family this season without compromising taste or your waistline.
This week I will be hosting three LIVE Cooking Shows (see dates and locations below) to help you take the stress out of holiday entertaining and weight gain. In addition to delicious food sampling I’ll also be sharing my Holiday Survival Tips and tricks, so that you can enjoy all the flavours of the season without packing on those dreaded holiday pounds.
During this lively and entertaining cooking demonstration you can sit back, relax and enjoy feeling, inspired to make this your Healthiest and most Delicious Holiday season EVER!!
Hope to see you in the audience!
Live Show Dates, Times and Locations:
Thursday, November 12th 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Fairfield Inn & Suites
Saturday, November 14th 9:30am-12:30pm at Mount Peyton Hotel
Sunday, November 15th 6:00-9:00pm at Hotel Gander