try this: mulled (red) wine.

Hey guys, I did a thing.

Possibly the best thing ever. Well, maybe not ever, ever, but it's pretty damn close!

Ready? Ok, here it goes... I was feeling a tad insipid, because inclement weather, all the while browsing one of my favorite food-blog-recipe-mecca-type-of-site and BAM. It happened. Inspiration hit like a ton of bricks!

cooper mules
cooper mules

Shortly after my "big bang" I was on the way to discovering THE BEST WAY to make mullen wine for the holidays. And since life is short, I journeyed to HomeGoods and purchased the most adorable yet, afforable hammered moscow copper mule mugs.

I literally saw them and was <this close> to buying the entire glassware & bar section of the store. However, on a budget, so I quickly located my chill. **sidenote: I also made a resolution to stop buying stuff I don't need, but THE STRUGGLE IS FOR REAL.

Ok, back to the copper mugs and wine.

Here are a few things you should know about mullen wine:

First, it screams quintessential holiday season. Second, it's the biggest hug-in-a-mug and almost, if not better than, chicken soup for the soul created, EVER. Lastly, I'm thinking you should totally make a batch of this and take it with you EVERYWHERE. (not kidding.)

So, let's discuss flavor.

Whether you choose red/white wine (or BOTH!) They are flavored with apple cider, some vanilla bean, an assortment of spices and fruit. The red is sweetened with a touch of maple syrup (YES!) while the white is sweetened with some honey and ginger. It’s just the slightest flavor change but works with both versions of wine and I can not make your tastebuds feel me any harder. This is a must-try. Multiply times if you can. (trust me, I plan too!)

Here's what you'll need:

mulled wine ingredients
mulled wine ingredients

1 bottle semi-dry red wine, like cabernet 2 cups apple cider 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup whole cranberries (I sugared a few for garnish, see recipe here) 1 orange, sliced 1 apple, sliced 4 cinnamon sticks 4 star anise 1 vanilla bean, split in half 1 teaspoon whole cloves

extra for serving: cinnamon sticks, orange wedges, cranberries, star anise

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Here's how:

Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.

Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until slightly simmering and hot.

Serve immediately in glasses (or your b-e-a-utiful copper mules, because details) filled with cinnamon sticks and orange slices.

And that's it. Major hearts if you take the time to try this at home. Don't forget to @ me in ig posts or #SundaysWithSarah when your in the kitchen, whippin' and flippin' so we can feature you here on the site!

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Cheers, xxo