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I enjoy an occasional mug of mulled wine, but not always interested in making a vat of it. This Harvest Spiced Wine is a recipe for one. If you want to make more for a roomful of people, just multiply each ingredient by the number of servings you’d like to make and heat it on the stove or make it in a crock pot.
Harvest Spiced Wine has fantastic spiced cherry flavor! Spiced cherry complements the dark cherry and raspberry flavors in the Barefoot Pinot Noir. The flavors weave a beautiful warming spice flavor that’s perfect for this time of year. Put some logs on the fire and wrap your fingers around a steaming hot mug of holiday cheer.
Harvest Spiced Wine – recipe by Cheri Loughlin
6 Fresh or Frozen (thawed) Cherries – pitted
6 dashes each – Ground Clove, Cinnamon and Nutmeg
2 heaping Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 ounce Cranberry Juice
1 ounce Orange Juice
5 ounces Barefoot Pinot Noir Wine
Place cherries in a large microwave safe container. Add spices, brown sugar and juices. Microwave for 1 minute on high. Lightly mash cherries with a fork or muddler. Add Barefoot Pinot Noir Wine. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. Keep an eye on the mixture so it does not bubble over in the microwave. Stir. Pour entire mixture into a heatproof mug. Serve hot.
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Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net and author of Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction. You can email Cheri with comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.