Monday, 3 December 2012

Blogmas Day 3 - Mulled Wine

Hello lovelies!  Just a quick one for you today on the Blogmas theme, it's a divine sounding ultimate mulled wine recipe I found lingering on the corner of the internet.  Sounds yummy!  Do let me know if you make it :)

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


1. Peel and juice 1 orange, and add to a large saucepan along with the lemon peel, sugar and spices. Add enough wine to just cover the sugar, and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 – 8 minutes until you have a thick syrup.

2. Meanwhile, if you're serving the mulled wine immediately, stud the second orange with 6 vertical lines of cloves, and then cut into segments to use as a garnish.

3. Turn the heat down, and pour the rest of the wine into the saucepan, along with the ginger wine. Gently heat through and serve with the orange segments as a garnish. Alternatively, you can allow the syrup to cool, and pour it into sterilised bottles for use at a later date.

Alternatively you can buy mulled wine sachets from the supermarket (they're kinda like teabags, but in a little spice box, you'll probably find them near the spices), or if you don't fancy doing it that way, you can buy bottles of pre-mulled wine, but in my opinion, it's not quite the same ;)

How do you usually have your mulled wine?  (I usually use the teabag thingies)

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  1. I'd love to make my own mulled wine but I just know I'd mess it up! So I buy it by the bottle ;) xo


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