It’s that time of the year were your wine should be served HOT!
Wine is celebrated everywhere and all the time for many different occasions, celebrations and events. There is never a moment were you go to any of those events and wine is not there. Wine is my drink of choice 99% of the time, and since it is only a few days before Christmas, and many events and family and friends parties are already underway, I wanted to share with you a personal favorite for this time of the year, which is Mulled Wine.
What is Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine is more than simply wine that has been heated. The ingredients that make up the Mulled Wine can vary between 1 recipe to the other, but they all have a few of the same ingredients. I love to make the one by Jamie Oliver. I love his food and his take on food and drink. This is what I put into my Mulled wine that me and many of my family and friends love to drink.
*2 bottles of rich red wine (preferably a blend, chianti, shiraz)
*1 lemon, 1 lime & 2 clementines (some also use oranges)
*200g caster sugar (you can always use sweetner for less calories)
*6 whole cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 star anise
*3 fresh bay leaves
*1 whole nutmeg (for grating)
Start with the fruit first – the lemon, lime, clementines or oranges. Then continue with the cloves, cinnamon, star anise and bay leaves. After you simmer and they are already getting quite hot, and the smell is already amazing, pour the wines and the sugar. Keep on tasting it while stirring and blending everything. Don’t forget the nutmeg and grate it while you are stirring. Make sure everything is well blended and that it is hot enough.
Get a few mugs and cozy up with your freshly made Mulled wine, sip it slow and drink in moderation! Enjoy!
Cheers and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!