This year we wanted to try something a little different for a warm holiday drink. We came up with a new spin on the classic mulled wine, which is typically made with red wine, and created a version using our Underwood Pinot Gris. It still has the same spices and gives you that warm comforting feeling. And, it’s perfect for welcoming Thanksgiving guests, cozying up in a snowy winter cabin, or putting in a to-go mug for your Christmas tree-hunting adventure. Cheers!
White Mulled Wine
1 bottle of Underwood Pinot Gris
1 cup cognac
6 figs, sliced and stem removed
2 pears, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
1 lemon, sliced
Combine the wine, cognac, figs, pears, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and lemon in a saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer over low heat for 30 mins and up to 1 hour. Do not boil. Strain to remove solids and serve warm. Serve with a slice of fresh fig, cinnamon stick, and star anise.
Recipe and photos by Alyson Brown of @wildfolklore and author of The Flower Infused Cocktail.