Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine
Aromatic mulled wine with European origin.
Hot Wine, Mulled Wine or Glühwein, as it is called in German-speaking countries. It is a traditional drink which warms people for centuries and is offered during Christmas or Carnival. The Mulled Wine is a very popular traditional drink in the UK for Christmas, and less often during the winter.
Typically made with red wine, cider, and many spices. It is a delicious drink for cold winter evenings and very suitable for friends and family gatherings on festive winter days.

work: 10′ time: 30′ very easy:
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Ingredients (~8 servings)

  • 750ml (1 pt 9.4 fl oz) red wine
  • 750ml (1 pt 9.4 fl oz) natural apple juice, unsweetened
  • 120g (4.2 oz) honey
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 stars of asteroid anise
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 70g (2.5 oz) brandy
  • 1 orange, 1 small lemon, 1 tangerine, 1 lime, 1 apple
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries (optional)
Wash the fruit and cut them into thin slices on cutting board. If they are too big we cut the slices in 2 or 4.
In a deep saucepan and over low heat, add the spices to be roasted, for a while, to make their aromas.
In skillet, add the vanilla pod, slit in two, with a sharp knife without detaching the two parts, the apple juice…
… and the red wine.
Add the honey and stir to dissolve. Taste the sweetness and accordingly add honey as much as you want. Allow the mixture to warm to ~20' without boiling.
Towards the end add fruit…
… brandy and cranberries. Mix carefully.
In the whole process the temperature should be below the boiling limit.
Serve hot in glasses with little fruit and a cinnamon stick.
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Keep it covered and warm, having it on a very low heat for as long as needed until you consume. After that is kept in the refrigerator and you can reheat when needed.

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Author Zambia G. Sifaki

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