Last Updated August 26th, 2018 at 06:20 pm by Lisa
Ring in the holidays, and make Christmas Mulled Red Wine infused with warm winter spices, apple cider, lemon, orange, and apple slices. It is a wonderful, traditional warm drink to serve at a holiday or Christmas party. Just place everything in your slow cooker, or heat on the stove, and enjoy.
Throwing a little confetti over here today, because this recipe is published in a magazine!
Here is our little story: Lidy Baars owner of French Garden House, asked for a Christmas drink recipe in the sizzling heat of summer, last July. She was writing a magazine article for the holidays. French Garden House is an online boutique that specializes in beautiful French antiques, entertaining, design, and lifestyle inspiration, and is often published in magazines. On that hot summer day, I got the giggles as I shared a warm winter holiday drink recipe with Lidy, and guess what happened next?
We found out we were published in the Winter 2016 Holiday edition of Victorian Homes Magazine!
Victorian Homes Magazine
The article in Victorian Homes features Lidy’s gorgeous home, beautifully appointed with her signature French Antiques plus ideas on decorating with fresh natural materials for the holidays and her fabulous entertaining tips.
Lidy writes articles for leading home design magazines such as Victoria, Southern Lady, Victorian Homes, French Country Style, Cottage Gardens and is currently featured in three of those magazines!
Lidy’s Holiday Bar Ideas:
On a silver platter, intertwine fresh garlands with natural materials such as, eucalyptus, juniper, holly, berries, mistletoe, pine, and rosemary. Or add citrus fruits like tangerines or oranges. I also love her idea of tying simple silk velvet ribbons around bottles on your bar, layer with fresh greens and sprigs of natural materials. Try to use what you have growing outside, and clip from your own garden!
I love these jewel tones, so pretty, festive, and easy!
- 2 bottles red wine
- 4 cups apple cider
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 oz brandy
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 6 cloves
- 2 star anise
- sliced lemons oranges, apples
- 4 oranges peeled for garnish
Simmer all ingredients on the stove for 10 minutes
Or on low in a crockpot during a party.
Serve warm in glasses.
Garnish with orange peel and cinnamon sticks.
Thanks again Lidy, you are a sweet dear friend and a wonderful mentor. Oh, how we love to collaborate on delicious new recipes, table settings, and ways to entertaining in style!
Here is my recipe in the magazine, so fun… can believe it?
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Cheers!
All the Best,
Try Santa’s Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies with milk chocolate chips, candy cane crunch pieces, and minty creme de menthe chips are a perfect cookie for the Christmas Holidays. Santa Claus will Ho Ho Ho when he sees these cookies piled up!
Pile freshly baked cookies on a Peppermint Candy Plate for Santa, or take to your Christmas Party!