December 8, 2015 Advent with SusieJ

Heiβer Bischof, mulled white wine

My husband describes this as "winter Sangria." The longer the wine steeps, the spicier (and less citrusy) the final drink will be.

  • 1 orange, rinsed in hot water
  • 750 ml spicy white wine, like a Gewürtztraminer (1 bottle)
  • 2 Tbs honey or turbinado sugar
  • 40 ml (3 Tbs) Cointreau or Limoncello
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 - 4 pods cardamom, lightly crushed
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds (optional)

Slice the orange. Place fennel seeds, cardamom pods and ginger in a tea ball if you have one. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepot. Cover and heat over low until steaming, but not simmering. Serve in heat-proof cups. Keep covered and reduce heat to warm. For larger batches, increase the sugar but not the amount of spices.

[Oranges and stick cinnamon steeping in wine; copyright 2015, Susan J. Talbutt, all rights reserved]