Friday, December 23

Office Mulled Wine Cider

"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!
Mulled Wine Cider
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 :)
I hope everyone has a really healthy happy safe wonderful Christmas - if you indulge in fire-water, please drink responsibly and always arrange for an alternative ride home!  (today I carpooled so I could get wasted at work... awww special!)


  1. I love mulled wine -- I love apple cider! But I never would have thought to put the two together... now I'm totally jelly of the fact that you work in an office that allows on-site drinking. :)

  2. Oh wow, this sounds perfect for the season! Might have to whip up a batch soon =)

  3. Looks yummy, for sure - got to say Brittany's tonight was one of the best I have ever had!