Mulled WineServes: 4 to 6 Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes
1 (1-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger
1 medium orange
3 green cardamom pods
1 (750-mL) bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
Orange slices, for garnish
- Thinly slice a 1-inch piece of peeled ginger. Use a citrus or vegetable peeler to remove the zest from 1 medium orange in large strips. Place the ginger, orange zest, and 3 green cardamom pods in a medium saucepan. Use a muddler to crack the cardamom and smash the ginger and orange zest. Juice the zested orange into the saucepan.
- Add 1 bottle dry red wine and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Bring to a bare simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting possible, cover, and let simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. To serve, ladle the mulled wine through a fine-mesh strainer into mugs or heatproof glasses. Garnish with orange slices.