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Comfortable weekend, everybody, and welcome again to Three-Ingredient Comfortable Hour, the weekly drink column that includes tremendous easy but scrumptious libations. This week we’re placing a cold spin on a traditional winter hotter: mulled wine.

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“Mulled” merely implies that a beverage has been sweetened, spiced, and warmed, and we’re going to streamline that course of. As an alternative of sweetening a dry wine, we’re going to start out with a candy ruby port. I’m additionally taking part in type of quick and unfastened with the definition of “ingredient” at present; as an alternative of counting every cinnamon stick and spice pod as an ingredient unto itself, I grabbed a pack of mulling spices, and am counting that mix as an ingredient.

You’ll be able to take pleasure in this beverage heat or chilly, however I like my alcohol properly chilled. To make this comforting cold-weather traditional, you will have:

2 cups ruby port1 massive tangerine (or some tangerine-adjacent citrus fruit)1 tablespoon of mulling spices, plus one of many cinnamon sticks from the packet

Pour the port right into a small sauce pan and place it on the range. Zest the tangerine with a peeler and squeeze the oils from every strip into the pot earlier than putting them within the port. Juice the tangerine and pour that in, then add the mulling spices. Carry all the things to a boil, cut back to a simmer, and let it bubble away for 5 minutes, then take away from the warmth and canopy and let come to room temperature earlier than putting the entire pot within the fridge to relax. (Should you want to take pleasure in your mulled port heat, merely let it simmer for a further ten minutes earlier than ladling into mugs.) As soon as all the things is chilled down, serve over crushed ice or one large dice.

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