Easy spiced mulled wine made with a bottle of red, whole spices, orange, and a splash of kombucha, naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
If you’ve been around here a while you know I’m a big red wine drinker.
But I’ve never had my wine warm.
Until this year!
Last night I sipped on mulled wine out of mugs while listening to Indie music on my Alexa speakers.
M says that mulled wine reminds him of winters home in Germany.
Sometimes I like to imagine him there, surrounded by family and friends on a continent I’ve never stepped foot, drinking malted wine in a cozy kitchen.
But for now all I know is *my* messy kitchen and the stories he tells me.
I laughed, curling my fingers around the big blue mugs, feeling like a teenager who had spiked their fruit punch.
It felt strange to sip on alcohol like I would coffee or tea, feeling the tannins on my tongue and the bite of sweet acidity followed by a glow warm fire in my belly.
Yeah, mulled wine makes me smile, which is exactly how I want to end the year.
And I want you to join me.
This Mulled Wine with Kombucha is made with red wine, whole spices, and citrus, a splash of kombucha, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Let’s make a batch to send off 2020 once and for all and bring in 2021 grinning!