Sunday, January 8, 2017

Winter Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine Recipe:

Serves: 4 

  • 1 litre dry red wine
  • 2 (5cm) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 dessertspoon whole cloves
  • 1 dessertspoon whole allspice
  • 1 large piece orange rind (avoid the pith)
  • 1 large piece lemon rind (avoid the pith)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

Method Preparing time: 3min  ›  Heating time: 20min

  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the red wine, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, lemon rind and orange rind. Heat gently, but don't bring to the boil. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and once dissolved, taste to see if you'd like to add more.
  2. Keep hot on medium to low heat for 20 minutes to let the flavours infuse the wine. Serve your mulled wine hot in glasses or mugs.
Watch how to make your own warming mulled wine - including a non-alcoholic version - in our How to make mulled wine video

Additional drinks whatever your tipple!

The Negroni Aperatif: The Negroni has a bittersweet flavour, fairly strong, but can be delicious whatever the weather you can serve it chilled or piping hot. Ingredients: Gin, Martini Rosso and Campari, add a sliver of grapefruit or other zesty peel, blackberries or similar and a sprig of rosemary, and it's ready to drink! 

The House Punch: warming on a chilly evening, this is a super Christmas tea based cocktail. Using spices of your choice - cardoman, peppercorns, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cumin, fennel, ginger, etc., add them to a strong pot of Indian tea and strain well. A good measure of whiskey goes well with the spicy brew. A splice of citrus peel will finish the effect beautifully. Serve hot with toasted bread, savoury biscuits or sponge cake. 

Wendy's Pick Me Up: from 4 liquidised tangerines, a lemon and a grapefruit, create a 'sauce' to add to champagne, Cava, sparkling wine or perry to make a long, lively light and entertaining drink. Serve over ice in an attractive long glass and pose for photos!


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