Manatee Mulled Wine


  • 4 oz. Florida Orange Juice, room temperature
  • Peel of half a Florida Orange
  • 10 cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of red wine, divided
  • ¼ cup Sugar in the Raw
  • 2 oz. honey

  • Florida Orange slice
  • Cinnamon stick


Manatee Mulled Wine

1. Place cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon stick in a cheesecloth bag and tie with kitchen twine.

2. Pour ¼ of the bottle of wine in a saucepan and add the cheesecloth bag, Florida Orange peel and sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add remaining wine and honey. Simmer 3 minutes more, turn off heat and add Florida Orange Juice.

3. Remove cheesecloth bag and Florida Orange peel and serve warm. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of Florida Orange.

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