Sunday 22 December 2019

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine
This is the prefect winter warmer to get you in the festive spirit!

Serves 12
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

2 unwaxed oranges
1 lemon, peel only
150g caster sugar
5 cloves, plus extra for garnish
5 cardamom pods, bruised
1 cinnamon stick
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 bottles of fruity unoaked red wine
150ml ginger wine

Preparation method
1.     Peel and juice one of the oranges and place in a large saucepan with the lemon peel, sugar, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Add some wine to just cover the sugar, heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.  Now bring to the boil for 5-8 minutes until you have a thick syrup consistency.
2.    Meanwhile, stud the remaining orange with cloves and cut into segments to use as garnish.
3.    Reduce the heat and stir in the remaining wine and ginger wine, gently heat through.
4.    To serve, pour into heatproof glasses and serve with the orange segments as garnish.  Merry Christmas!

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