It’s the drink of the season! Here’s our recipe for this fabulous festive tipple.
1 bottle red wine
1 cup water
3 sticks cinnamon
8 whole cloves
Rind of one orange
Sufficient sugar to taste – start with about ½ cup
Additional brandy if desired
- Place the red wine, water, cinnamon, cloves, orange rind and sugar in a saucepan and allow to simmer slowly for about thirty minutes or until the wine has absorbed the flavour of the spices.*
- Taste to see that the mulled wine is sufficiently sweet. If not add more sugar.
- Continue to keep the mulled wine on a very low heat until ready to serve. The flavour of the mulled wine improves on standing. I sometimes even make it the day before I require it, fridge it overnight and heat it the following day.
- Just before serving add a dash of brandy to the mulled wine to give it a little added weight.
*if you’d like to slice oranges and leave them in, this adds some extra fruity flavour