Mulled Wine from 1851 Colonial America



I love Old Sturbridge Village- www.osv.org - which recreates an 1850s village in Massachusetts. Here's a recipe for Mulled Wine their latest newsletter provided, from "Directions for Cookery" published in 1851.

1 pint water
1 nutmeg
2 sticks cinnamon
1 Tbsp cloves
1 quart wine

"Boil together, in a pint of water, a beaten nutmeg, two sticks of cinnamon broken up, and a table-spoonful of cloves slightly pounded. When reduced to one-half, strain the liquid into a quart of wine, set it on hot coals, take it off as soon as it comes to a boil, and sweeten it. Serve it up hot in a pitcher, surrounded by glass cups, and with a plate of rusks."

Get those coals hot!!

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