This publish was initially printed in 2015, however we’re placing it again on our homepage immediately as a result of, tis’ the season! We’re nonetheless obsessive about this mulled wine recipe. Cheers!
Mulled wine is a type of drinks that simply screams “Vacation Social gathering Alert!” It’s heat and spicy and makes any awkward Christmas social gathering appear slightly extra enjoyable for certain. Whereas there are many variations on mulled wine recipes, it’s form of a type of issues the place you’ll be able to’t go mistaken since a lot of the typical substances praise one another anyway. The nice factor is that whereas mulled wine sounds so fancy, it’s very easy to make and will be accomplished in fairly massive batches in case you are having a big group of individuals over. “However what ought to I add to the wine?” you marvel? Effectively, let’s check out the choices!
bottle of dry pink wine (like a Cabernet Sauvignon) 750 ml
cranberries (1 cup)
apples (1 sliced into rings)
oranges (1 sliced or zested with juice added, add extra peels for garnish)
lemons (1 zested or peeled, add extra peels for garnish)
limes (1 zested or peeled, add extra peels for garnish)
nutmeg (1 roughly grated)
cinnamon sticks (2)
cardamom pods (2, press with the flat facet of a knife to bruise them first)
complete cloves (4)
star anise (2)
vanilla bean (halved lengthwise)
ginger root (small slice)
bay leaves (1-2)
Different add ins:
apple cider (4 cups)
brandy (1/4 cup)
honey or sugar (1/4 cup)
water (dilute to style)
Now, all these measurements are for one bottle of wine, however bear in mind, they’re simply a place to begin. When doing a combination and match like this, it’s finest to start out on the decrease finish of a measurement after which add to style. You may as well put the spices right into a cheese fabric bundle if you’d like the flavour however don’t need them floating round in drinks (some folks like that look, others don’t). Add all of the substances right into a pot and warmth over medium warmth till nearly boiling (ensure that your sugar dissolves when you add sugar). Then carry to a low simmer for about 20 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve heat and revel in!
How a couple of ginger/orange mulled wine or a vanilla/apple combo? Possibly a cranberry/lime or a honey/anise?? The choices are limitless! Ensure to jot down your favourite mixture so you can also make it once more later, or when you’re daring, strive a brand new mixture each time! Cheers! xo. Laura