Make

Tip

You can sort of skimp on the quality of your wine, since you'll be doctoring it.

Mulled Wine

goop

A lot of spice and no sugar (we use agave syrup, lower on the glycemic index) lends a clean, mild flavor to this holiday classic.

makes 6

10 whole cloves

6 black peppercorns

zest from 1 lemon, in big strips

zest from 1 large orange, in big strips

2 cinnamon sticks (each about 2″ long)

1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

2 bottles dry red wine (about 7 cups)

1 cup kirsch

2 cups water

1 cup mild agave syrup

1. Tie the cloves, peppercorns, zest, cinnamon and vanilla in a piece of cheesecloth (you can also use a coffee filter). Or you can just throw everything in the pot, but be careful later when you drink the wine.

2. Combine the “spice bag” with the other ingredients in a large pot.

3. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat as low as it can go and let it quietly bubble away for at least 20 minutes, up to a few hours.

4. Ladle it into glasses and serve.

Also on Goop
recipes
Roasted Fish with Caponata

This dish is quick, simple and light. The fish takes 10 minutes to cook, and the caponata tastes best when made ahead. This recipe makes extra caponata: It’s great on crostini or served with eggs for breakfast.

Read More
recipes
Adobo Fried Chicken and Waffles

This is Filipino adobo, not the Spanish version. The vinegar brightens the richness of the fried chicken and helps with the digestion. Add more or fewer chiles, depending on how much heat you like.

Read More
recipes
Chocolate-Covered Goji Berries

A great way to satiate the chocolate fix, goji berries add to dark chocolate's super food factor.

Read More

You first

Get Thursday's Note from GP, including
exclusive tips and behind-the-scenes photos.