Before jumping to the recipe, don't miss the HELPFUL RECIPE TIPS in the post! I hope you'll find them useful and will love this fantastic recipe.
(Sugar Free & 3 carbs per serving)
This recipe is one of my favorites. I love wine and this drink makes a perfect ending to a long winters day of playing in the snow. As far as low carb Keto treats go...this is one of the finest.
Just the aroma alone creates a warm setting and makes the holiday seasons warm and fuzzy feeling even more wonderful.
- Using a dry red wine is ideal because dry wines are lower in carbs.
- If you want to keep this warm for a crowd combine all ingredients and set on low in a slow cooker. Don't forget to stir occasionally.
- You can get the long cinnamon sticks and star anise online...they are much less expensive than in your local store.
- You can spike this drink with Vodka or Brandy to make it stronger. Brandy adds more carbs but it the traditional choice for this drink.
Hey Keto Rockstar! drink responsibly. It's becoming an obligatory statement...drink responsibly.
There, I said it.
But I am also going to say this...if this is your first holiday season on the Keto Diet you should check out this post on Alcohol and Ketosis. Your body is going to react to alcohol differently once you have been in Ketosis for a while and you should know what to expect.
Alcohol tolerances tend to be lower while in Ketosis and the hangovers are a bit more intense. So read up and know how to drink safely while on this diet/lifestyle journey.
If you don't feel like reading it than please leave me a comment about the Christmas debauchery that followed too much drinking while in Ketosis...those are fun sometimes too.
Mulled wine is basically apple cider...but with wine.
I know that apple cider is a Christmas tradition for many people and you might even be able to find a lower carb version of your favorite apple cider recipe. But apples are full of carbohydrates so think about if you want to spend carbs on this drink.
I really think that it's okay to indulge a little bit during the holidays or on special occasions but you should think about it strategically. Maybe if you drink apple cider you can't have your moms special cookies. It's up to you not to overdo it.
I think of my daily carb limits like dollars and I try to spend them wisely...however, it is Christmas and I do live in the US. It's almost a norm to overspend during this time of year right?
What I suggest to all of my readers is to enjoy themselves and make wonderful memories while you can. Just try not to get too far off track from your health goals or you will regret it when you start up again.
I know many of you are going to ditch the diet for the holidays and I am not one to scold anyone...I'll be here for you on January 2nd when you are ready to get busy again.
Here you go....
Keto Mulled Wine
- 1 orange peel orange just the peel.
- 5 whole cloves. whole cloves.
- 3 whole star anise pods whole star anise pods.
- 1 oz 1 inch peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced.
- 1 stick cinnamon whole stick
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup Eryrithritol
- 750 ml Wine Cheap but drinkable dry wine
- Peel orange with a sharp knife in strips. Try not to get the pith (white part) but it wont hurt you if there is a little left on the peel.
- Push cloves into peel.
- Put the clove-studded orange peel, anise star, cinnamon, ginger, water, and eryrithritol in a saucepan
- Over medium heat. Bring to a simmer,
- Simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, and add wine. Let stand for 20 minutes to mull.
- Just before serving, reheat mulled wine until just beginning to simmer. Do not boil!
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve warm.
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