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Slow-Cooker Blood Orange Fizzy Mulled Wine

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

Hands-on time 5 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 5 mins
Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 3/4 cup)
The slow cooker offers great convenience here, keeping the stovetop open for meal prep. Pouring the soda into the hot wine right at the time of service brings the temperature down enough to drink immediately. Change out the orange slices for fresh when serving to punch up the look.

Ingredients

  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 10 whole cardamom pods
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 5 whole juniper berries
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 (750-milliliter) bottles red wine (such as zinfandel)
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (25.4-ounce) bottle blood orange Italian soda (such as Whole Foods)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 150
  • fat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 14.4 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 12 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours; stir in sugar and vinegar. Stir in soda just before serving.