"Tis the season to be Merry! And enjoy a few beverages (responsibly!) at the old orrifice. For the past couple of years, I've had shared the tradition of mulled wine cider in the slow cooker for us to enjoy with our pizza party. Some years it's good, some years it's wayyyy too strong (especially for consumption at the office!!!) This year - big time WINNER! So great and the perfect balance!! Enjoy this for your holiday gatherings, or if you're funny like me, at your next office function - just make sure everyone has a ride home!
|this may or may not happen today!|
1 bottle of red wine (cab sauv probably the best)
8 cups of all-natural apple juice
1/3 cup liquid honey
4-5 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp anise seed (which I kind of crushed between my fingers as I put in the slow-cooker)
6-8 whole cloves
zest & juice of 2 medium navel oranges and chuck the orange carcasses in the cooker too
1-2 whole oranges, sliced thinly
Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and put on high for a couple of hours. Drop the heat to keep warm and drink up until it's time for Santa to come!
|Pour in the apple juice|
|Most important step: pour in the booze!|
|Now just wait for everything to come together :)|