Served warm, this adult beverage will become a seasonal favorite for fall gatherings or holiday meals.

  • 1 small pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Rodelle Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Rodelle Vanilla Bean, split but not scraped
  • 3/4 cup Rodelle Wassail mulling spice blend or make your own with this recipe 1 cup water
  • 2 750 ml bottles of full bodied red wine, we used zinfandel
  1. Combine pumpkin and all ingredients, except wine in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the pumpkin is tender and translucent, about 40 minutes.
  3. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Add the wine and refrigerate at least 5 hours, or overnight.
  5. Gently mash the pumpkin, stirring to combine, and strain twice through a fine mesh sieve.
  6. Rewarm over low heat until just heated through.
  7. Serve with a cinnamon stick or splash of cinnamon sugar on top.
  8. Also, try our Homemade Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Liqueur Recipe!