Episode 6: Mulled Wine with Apples, Christmas Wine with Fruit Ice Cubes, & Non-Breaded Jalapeno Poppers. This episode is a part of my holiday series. And today's episode is about holiday cocktails and appetizers. The Mulled Wine is so delicious and the apples as the garnish are to die for! Enjoy! 21+ contains alcoholic recipes.
This podcast episode is sponsored by: Selefina Spices.
I used the Selefina spices to make the Mulled Wine. The Mulling Spice mix, blend, and hibiscus leaves were provided to me by Selefina Spices. I loved working with these spices and was very happy with the end result. Find these products and more at: https://www.selefina.com/
Mulled Wine with Apples:
1 750 ml bottle of dry red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
1 package Selefina Mulling Spice Mix, blend
1 clementine orange with peel
1 cup pomegranate blueberry juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons Selefina hibiscus flower petals
1/4 cup tequila
Honeycrisp apples for garnish
Instructions: Heat all ingredients but the apples in a crockpot for 1 1/2 hours. Strain mulled wine through a cheesecloth-lined strainer into a bowl. Return mulled wine to crockpot. Keep on low or keep warm. Add slices of apples to garnish when serving.
Festive Christmas Wine with Fruit Ice Cubes:
For the Ice Cubes:
Distribute the cut up fruit evenly across a 16-compartment ice cube tray. Fill up each compartment with lemon-lime soda. Add two mint leaves to each ice cube compartment. Pop it in the freezer and leave it there until the cubes are frozen.
For the Christmas wine:
I add about 2-3 fruit ice cubes to each glass of Christmas wine.
See pictures here: https://www.juliehoagwriter.com/2018/11/04/festive-christmas-wine-with-fruit-ice-cubes/
Hybrid Vegetarian & Pork Non-breaded Jalapeno Poppers
6-8 jalapeno peppers
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/3 c. small pieces of cooked or grilled pork
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. Combine all the cheese, chia seeds, and garlic in a bowl. Mash with a fork to thoroughly mix. Prepare peppers by cutting them in half, and removing stems and seeds. Divide the cheese and add meat to about half the cheese mixture. Press the cheese mixture into the peppers. Spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes then broil on low for 2-4 minutes. Serve.
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