CBD Infused Mulled Wine
As the crisp autumn air settles in and the holiday season approaches, there’s nothing quite like the cozy comfort of a warm, spiced drink. Mulled wine has long been a favorite, but what if you prefer to skip the alcohol while savoring the delightful flavors of this classic beverage? Fortunately, non-alcoholic mulled wine provides a perfect solution. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to create a delicious, alcohol-free version of mulled wine that will warm your heart and soul.
For the Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine Base:
- 4 cups grape juice (or red grape juice for a deeper color)
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4-5 whole cloves
- 3-4 star anise pods
- 1-2 slices of fresh orange peel (optional)
- 1/4 cup honey (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 lemon, sliced (optional for garnish)
- Fresh cranberries (optional for garnish)
- Combine the Base Ingredients:
- In a large saucepan, combine the grape juice, apple juice, and orange juice.
- Add the cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, star anise pods, and orange peel (if using).
- Stir in the honey to sweeten the mixture. Adjust the amount to your preferred level of sweetness.
- Heat Gently:
- Place the saucepan over medium heat.
- Warm the mixture gently, ensuring it does not come to a boil. Heat it for about 10-15 minutes to allow the spices to infuse the liquid.
- Simmer and Steep:
- Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer.
- Allow it to steep for at least 15-20 minutes, but you can leave it longer for a more pronounced flavor.
- Strain and Serve:
- Use a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the spices and any orange peel.
- Ladle the non-alcoholic mulled wine into heatproof glasses or mugs.
- Garnish and Enjoy:
- Garnish each serving with a slice of lemon and a few fresh cranberries for a festive touch.
- Serve your non-alcoholic mulled wine piping hot and enjoy the comforting aromas and flavors of the season.
- Customization: Feel free to adjust the ingredients and their quantities to suit your taste. You can experiment with different juices or add a bit more honey for extra sweetness. Feel free to add CryBaby CBD Wine to the mix.
- Fresh Herbs: Consider adding a few sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme to the simmering mixture for a unique herbal twist.
- Citrus Zest: Aside from orange peel, you can also add lemon or lime zest for additional citrus notes.
- Mocktail Mulled Wine: To make it even more like a cocktail, serve your non-alcoholic mulled wine in a wine glass with a cinnamon stick as a stirring stick.
Non-alcoholic mulled wine offers all the warmth and flavor of the traditional version, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer to abstain from alcohol or enjoy a family-friendly beverage during the holiday season. With its aromatic spices and deep, fruity flavors, this delightful concoction will not only warm your body but also your spirit. So, gather around, raise your glass, and savor the comforting embrace of non-alcoholic mulled wine as you celebrate the joys of the season with loved ones.