Mighty Thirst Halloween: Bloodthirsty Mulled Wine

15th October 2012

I’m posting a Halloween-themed cocktail every day this week, because I cannot wait for Halloween. GAH.

Did that guy seriously show up to your costume party in a T-shirt and jeans? He did. Does that guy hope to be drinking your booze this evening? Then perhaps he should consider attending as a vampire.

Bloodthirsty Mulled Wine

– 3 Tbsp. Honey
– 2 strips lemon zest
– 2 strips orange zest
– 2 strips ginger
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 8 cloves
– 1 tsp vanilla
– juice of an orange
– 2 bottles cheap red wine
– 3 Tbsp. Grand Marnier

Add all the non-alcoholic ingredients to a pot, and bring to a simmer while stirring, adding more orange juice or a little water if necessary to keep it from burning. Once this mixture is syrupy and you can start to smell the spices, add the wine and Grand Marnier and bring it to a boil. Then turn the heat to low and keep the whole mess on the stove so guests can ladle directly from the pot. Pro tip! Make sure your pot is big enough because if it boils over, the alcohol will ignite, and flames will ensue. Or so I have heard.

Here’s to pillowcases full of candy, babies dressed like fat, furry animals, and TPing the neighbor who hands out rasins. What are you toasting this week?

I’m making 100 cocktails as part of my Life List. This is number twelve. Here are the rest:

1. Shots in ‘Cots
2. Avocado Bourbon Shake
3. The Vacation
4. Sassy Lassi
5. Cherry Bing
6.
The ABC
7. Toddy Shots
8. Cafe Picante
9. Gin and Juice (Box)
10. The Neighbor
11. Halloween Spiked Cider

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