There is no better cozy feeling than sitting down on your couch with a book, and having a mug of warm mulled wine on a cold winter day. This amazing booze is made out of red wine and mulling spices; it can hence can be called ‘spiced wine’ too.
The aromas of red wine and all the spices released are undoubtedly taunting. Besides the refreshing feeling you get as you drink it, mulled wine has numerous health benefits!
Red wine in itself contains loads of antioxidants which are great for fighting off cancer. Drinking red wine in moderate amounts boosts the immune system, increases bone density, reduces the chances of having a stroke and the risk of heart disease. In addition to all this, the spices in mulled wine provide their own set of benefits.
The spices most commonly used to make this drink are clementines, star anise, cinnamon sticks, dried figs, cloves, nutmegs and black peppercorns. These spices are most popular for their analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, antimicrobial and medicinal properties.
A mug of warm, aromatic spiced wine is definitely a symbol of comfort and refreshment; it brings people’s hearts closer during Christmas and adds so much more flavor to the season!
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