Percolated Mulled Wine Recipe: Old is New

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Get ready for a blast from the past because here’s a recipe for a yummy mulled wine to celebrate a new year.  Yes, we knew there was a reason to keep that old fashioned coffee maker stored out in the garage or in the attic. A mug of  percolated mulled wine is the perfect way to warm up after skiing or snowmobiling too.

Percolated Mulled Wine 


6 whole allspice berries

1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns

2 whole star anise

3 cinnamon sticks

1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced

3 large strips orange zest

3 large strips lemon zest

2 (750-ml) bottles red wine

3/4 cup honey



place the allspice berries, peppercorns, star anise, cinnamon sticks, ginger and citrus zest in the basket of a coffee percolator. Pour the wine and honey into the percolator. Attach basket, cover and let percolate for 1 to 2 hours. Serve hot.