Manatee Mulled Wine


  • 10 cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine, divided
  • Peel of ½ Florida orange
  • ¼ cup Sugar in the Raw
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 4 ounces (120 ml) freshly squeezed Florida orange juice, room temperature
  • Garnish:
  • Florida orange slice
  • Cinnamon stick


Manatee Mulled Wine

Place cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon stick in cheesecloth bag and tie with kitchen twine. Pour ¼ bottle wine in saucepan; add cheesecloth bag, Florida orange peel and sugar.  Simmer for 5 minutes; add remaining wine and honey. Simmer 3 minutes; turn off heat and add Florida orange juice. Remove cheesecloth bag and orange peel; serve warm. Garnish with cinnamon stick and Florida orange slice.

Serving Suggestion:

To serve cold, prepare as above and chill. Place 6 ounces of Manatee Mulled Wine in a wine glass; add ½ ounce Cointreau and stir. Add ice.