Here is a tried and tested recipe for Mulled Wine which will surely keep you warm as we head into the new year.
The week between Christmas and New Year is always a tough one, the big day is over, you’ve eaten too much and spent an abnormal amount of time with your family.
This mulled wine is what you need to see you through.
Keep it mulling on the stove and it will fill your house with calming, warming scents.
For use with 1 bottle of wine
3 tbl sp light muscovado sugar
1/2 orange peel
1/2 orange squeezed
1/2 orange sliced
1/2 lime squeezed
1/2 lemon squeezed
2 bay leaves
1 tsp each of nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon,
1 cinnamon stick
1 bottle of wine (Chianti or Cabernet Sauvignon)
2-3 25ml shots of brandy
Add everything except the wine and brandy to a pan on a high heat.
Bring to the boil with a slosh of the wine and reduce to a syrup.
Once the syrup is thick enough to see the bottom of the pan when stirred add the remaining wine and brandy.
Once the liquid is at a warm drinkable temperature, pour into cosy glasses and enjoy.
Do not boil once the alcohol is added or you will burn it all off!