This weekend, it was pretty hot and my boyfriend and I were talking about cocktails...what would be refreshing on a late August day...then of course, it got to be kind of later at night and one of his neighbors was having a fire (not exactly eco-friendly but it sure did smell nice). That made me think of mulled wine. Organic mulled wine of course!
So here's the question. What are your favorite fall cocktails?
Since I mentioned mulled wine, here's a nice basic brown sugar organic mulled wine recipe:
- 2 bottles dry Cabernet Sauvignon or red table wine (try True Earth for a decent organic red)
- Peel of 1 organic orange
- 1 cinnamon stick broken in half (Simply Organic has organic cinnamon sticks, I think)
- 8 whole cloves (check Simply Organic again)
- 1 whole nutmeg
- 1/4 c. packed organic brown sugar
Pour your wine into a slow cooker. Then you wrap the orange peel, cinnamon stick, cloves, and nutmeg in a cheese cloth and let that cook away on high heat for 2 to 2.5 hours. Toss your bag of spices and serve! And if you want, you can always garnish with your organic orange slices.