Mulled White Wine


2 bottles dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc

1 cup orange Muscat

1 cup apple juice

1/2 cup honey

Juice from 2 lemons + zest of 1 lemon

4 whole star anise

4 cinnamon sticks

12 whole cloves

1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, halved, and thinly sliced

1 Bartlett pear, cored, halved, and thinly sliced


1. in a large saucepan over medium heat add the apple juice, honey, lemon zest and juice, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and cloves and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes.

-If serving cold: Allow the above spice mixture to cool then mix spice mixture, wines, and fruit in a large pitcher. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Transfer to a large punch bowl, add the fruit and serve with ice.

-If serving hot: Add wines to the spice mixture and heat over low heat just until heated through. Add fruit, and divide among mugs.

Serves 12.

(Photo Credit: Martha