National Mulled Wine Day is observed annually on March 3rd. This is a day for those 21 years and older to warm up from the winter chill with a nice glass of mulled wine.
Mulled spirits are wine and liquors that have been heated and spiced. Mulled wine is usually made with red wine with various spices, fruits and sometimes slightly sweetened with honey. Popular blends include cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus, vanilla, anise, cloves, raisins or pears.
Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in First Century Rome
The combination of the heated spirits and spices are a warm welcome on a cold winter’s day and have long been considered a balm against illness during this time of year.
Try making some at home with this recipe: Mulled Wine