Vanilla crescent cookies
The warming spices in the mulled wine go hand in hand with the wonderful vanilla flavor of these small cookies.
Roughly chop orange and lemon.
Caramelize sugar in a large saucepan and deglaze with grape juice. Stir until caramel is dissolved.
Add chopped citrus fruit, cloves, bay leaf, star anise, juniper berries, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and let simmer over low heat for approx. 10 – 15 min.
Add red wine, gently warming it up for approx. 5 min. Do not boil, as this would burn off the alcohol in the wine.
Remove spices from mulled wine if desired. Serve hot.