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Instant Pot Mulled Wine Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot Mulled Wine is my go-to comfort drink! It's a sweet, spicy blend of red wine and aromatic spices, perfect for warming up chilly nights.

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Mulled wine, a cherished tradition, warming from the inside out. Picture this: A chilly evening, fire crackling. Now, imagine a wine, rich in flavor, steeped with spices, filling your home with its inviting aroma. That's what this Instant Pot Mulled Wine recipe promises - comfort and cheer in a cup. Simple, quick, and trust me, it's a pleasure to sip and savor. Excited? I surely am. Let's dive right in.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Mulled Wine

  • Red wine: Adds rich flavor and depth to the mulled wine, creating a warm and comforting beverage perfect for chilly evenings.
  • Honey: Provides sweetness to balance the tartness of the wine and enhances the overall flavor profile of the drink.
  • Orange: Infuses citrusy notes and a refreshing aroma, complementing the spices and adding a bright twist to the mulled wine.
  • Cloves: Contribute a warm, aromatic flavor to the mulled wine, enhancing its complexity and creating a cozy, festive drink.
  • Cinnamon sticks: Bring a sweet and woody flavor to the mulled wine, adding warmth and a hint of spice to the beverage.
  • Allspice: Offers a blend of flavors reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, enhancing the overall taste of the mulled wine.
  • Peppercorns: Add a subtle heat and depth to the mulled wine, balancing the sweetness and spices for a well-rounded flavor.

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Essential Tools for Making Mulled Wine in an Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up the cooking process by using high pressure to infuse flavors quickly.
  • Strainer: Essential for removing spices and fruit remnants, ensuring a smooth and pleasant drinking experience.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns

Instructions:

  1. Pour the red wine into the Instant Pot.
  2. Add honey, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, allspice, and peppercorns.
  3. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
  4. Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  5. Strain the mulled wine and serve hot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 150 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 0 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 5 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 15 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 150 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 10 µg | Vitamin C: 20 mg

Preparing and Storing Mulled Wine Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the mulled wine as directed and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Store the mulled wine in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat gently on the stove before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the mulled wine to cool completely.
  • Pour the mulled wine into a freezer-safe container, leaving some space for expansion.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat gently before serving.

Did you know that adding a splash of brandy to this mulled wine recipe can give it an extra depth of flavor and warmth? It's a secret touch that can elevate your mulled wine to the next level.

Common Questions About Making Mulled Wine in an Instant Pot

FAQ:
Can I use any type of red wine for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of red wine you prefer for this mulled wine recipe.
How long can I store leftover mulled wine?
Leftover mulled wine can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
It's best not to double the recipe in the instant pot to ensure proper pressure cooking.
Can I use ground spices instead of whole spices?
Whole spices are recommended for this recipe to prevent the mulled wine from becoming gritty.
Can I add other fruits to the mulled wine?
Feel free to experiment with other fruits like apples or cranberries to customize the flavor of your mulled wine.

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