Between the ode to Britney and the subtly sweet aromatic liqueur that defines the flavor profile of this recipe from Townshend’s distillery in Portland, Ore., this easy mulled wine riff is a cold-weather crowd pleaser. Thanks to the use of cream sherry and a minimal touch of honey, expect a rich, round mouthfeel without the typical cloying sweetness of traditional glühwein.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “4 Warming Crock-Pot Cocktail Recipes to Try at Home.”
- 1 bottle Syrah (750 mL)
- 1/2 bottle Townshend Bluebird alpine liqueur (375 mL)
- Peels and juice of 1/2 orange
- 3/4 oz Honey
- 1/2 bottle Cream sherry (375 mL)
- Grated nutmeg
- Garnish: Orange peel
- Garnish: Cinnamon stick
- Garnish: Star anise
Add all ingredients into a slow cooker and set temperature to “low” for approximately one hour.
Switch to “keep warm” and serve as desired.
Add honey to taste, if necessary.
Garnish with an orange peel along with spices of choice, such as a cinnamon stick, star anise and grated nutmeg.