But this recipe is going to shake up the classic in a really great way. Apple Pie syrup, which is made with many of the same typical mulling spices in the classics, is delicious in this recipe. Rhubarb Vanilla can bring a great tart-sweet contrast to soften the wine as well, and is well complemented by the mulling spices. Berry Sage will also work well with a cabernet or shiraz red wine that has berry notes. Just choose your flavor, combine all the ingredients and let it simmer for a bit and you'll have a fast and delicious hot cup of cheer.
I like to make before cold weather group activities like sledding, snow mobiling, caroling, trick or treating, and the like. Keep it hot in a thermos and you'll always get an invite! Or, serve it warm on the stove or in a crockpot for family events. This recipe will bring the festive tastes of a European Christmas market to your kitchen.