While most of the “holidays” are now in our rearview mirror, there’s one major event still on the horizon and it’s likely also the biggest drinking day (and night) of the year. Rivaling Super Bowl Sunday, Cinco de Mayo, and St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve is a night known as much for its celebratory nature as its boozy atmosphere. From early evening beers, a potent alcohol-filled punch, and a few gulps of sparkling wine as the ball drops, the evening is pretty much drenched in alcohol.
This year, before you drink Champagne (and likely a mixture of other forms of alcohol that will leave you with a monster of a New Year’s Day hangover), why not warm up with spicy, sweet, delicious, mulled wine?
Making mulled wine might seem like a laborious task, but it’s a lot easier than it seems. With our help, you can wow your fellow guests at a New Year’s Eve party (or your family if you’re making the decision to stay at home this year). Keep reading to see some tips guaranteed to crank your mulled wine game up to eleven.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.