Once people used herbs a lot more often to help fortify themselves as they moved through the seasons. This recipe of herbal mulled wine brings together a lovely combination of warming and strengthening herbs – perfect for the days as they grow shorter and colder.

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle red wine, better if organic or sulfite-free, try a Merlot or your favourite full-bodied red wine
  • 1 tbsp dried hawthorn berries 
  • 2 tsp dried goji berries
  • 1 tsp dried astragalus root 
  • 2 Tbsp dried ginger root
  • 1 Tbsp of dried cinnamon root
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tablespoons honey (optional)
  • 3 x 3-inch strips orange zest or dried orange slices

Herbal Mulled Wine: What To Do

  1. Add wine, herbs, berries, and spices to a small heavy-bottomed saucepan and warm over very low heat. 
  2. Steep the herbs for at least 1 hour on low heat. Make sure it doesn’t simmer.
  3. Add honey, stirring to dissolve.
  4. Allow to cool slightly then strain.
  5. Serve warm, adding the orange zest or dried slices as a garnish.

Adapted from a recipe by Anna Marie Beauchemin, find the original here.

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