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Homemade Mulled Wine

Corey has been busy studying for finals for the last week, and I knew he was feeling super stressed, so after he finished his first final on Monday night I wanted to surprise him with a little something. I thought it would be nice to make some mulled wine for him to enjoy after hours of essay writing. When he walked in the door the house smelled amazing, candles were lit and it was the perfect way for him to unwind after his long day of work and final-taking. I used this simple and delicious recipe from fellow Amsterdam expat blogger, Jenn, and I highly recommend it!

Organic Merlot (or any other red wine you like)

One organic orange

Cinnamon sticks

1/2 cup Organic local honey

1 Vanilla Bean

Instructions (straight from Jenn):

Pour the wine into a large pot (yes, the whoooole thing). 
Peel the orange, and juice it into the pot. Then, cut up the orange peel into slices, and add almost all of the slices to the pot, saving a couple to garnish the drink with at the end. 
Add a few cinnamon sticks, the vanilla bean, and then the honey. 
Turn the stove on to low heat, and cook for 25 minutes.
Then, pour the mulled wine into big mugs. Garnish with an orange peel and a cinnamon stick, and enjoy!
{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

36 thoughts on “Homemade Mulled Wine”

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I made some homemade eggnog the other night too, which was just as delicious!

    By the way, your pink flowers are beautiful! Where did you get them?

  2. Random but I was thinking about the gender reveal party you through awhile back. Did the couple ever have their baby? I follow the blog, but they stopped updating!

  3. Your home is so beautiful! I'm definitely going to make this for this weekend. Heck, maybe even a week night. Also love that you use organic…I'm OBSESSED.

  4. i had mulled wine for the first time at a wedding last weekend and i loved it! ps. your apartment looks so cozy! where is your quilt from?

  5. Thank you for sharing, I love mulled wine. SO trying it soon.

    Your house is so cute and festive your little tree is adorable.

    Happy holidays.


  6. well i guess after jenn & yourself, PAB & I will just have to try to make our own mulled wine now. it sounds so much better when it's homemade.

    ps i *finally* got a 50mm lens for christmas…so i am more than ready for our amsterdam photo day!

    safe travels back to AMS.

  7. Liz, is that your home in Amsterdam?! Goodness that is GORGEOUS!! I looove the white and the ladder for your books – and you did such an awesome job decorating! Gosh. One more thing I like about you! 🙂

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