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Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine- Instant Pot & Stove Top version of spiced red wine , perfect for the holidays
Course Drinks
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle Red Wine 750 ml
  • 1 Oranges
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice * or Apple Cider or even water.
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar* Optional
  • 1/4 Cup Brandy Optional

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  • Add the wine, orange and apple slices, spices- star anise, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Pour in the orange juice or apple cider along with the sugar. Give it a mix.
  • Close the instant pot lid. Select High Pressure for 1 minute with the valve closed.
  • After the pressure cooking time is up, press cancel so the instant pot doesn't go to "keep warm" mode. Wait for 2-3 minutes before quick releasing the pressure.
  • When releasing pressure- make sure there is no fire or smoking etc around the pressure stream as it will contain alcohol vapors.
  • You can strain the wine at this stage and serve it warm in a mug along with a few left over spices as garnish

Stove Top Method

  • Add all the ingredient in a deep pot.
  • Bring to a gentle simmer on medium heat. Do not boil. Keep it in this stage for 20-30 minutes till the fruits soften.
  • You can strain the wine at this stage and serve it warm in a mug along with a few left over spices as garnish

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Notes

Treat this recipe as a guide more than an absolutely rigid instruction You can add more wine or less juice as per your liking.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE-Wait for 2-3 minutes before you quick release the steam.While quick releasing the steam, make sure you don't do it around any kind of fire. The steam from the instant pot will contain vapors of alcohol.