We love Christmas traditions, especially when they’re infused with spices!
Mulled wine has long been associated with celebration, winter and merriment. It may be because this delicious tipple has an added warming zing of oranges and combined spices, so it’s ideal for festive parties when you’ve just ventured in from the cold outside. Here’s our favourite recipe for an exquisite mulled wine, courtesy of JustIngredients.
JustIngredients Mulled Wine Spice Kit (includes vanilla, cloves, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, star anise and nutmeg)
2 bottles of good quality, full bodied wine
2 medium fresh oranges
170g brown or white sugar
Some good friends and family to help drink it!
- Add vanilla (halved and scraped), 1 cinnamon stick, cloves, a bay leaf, star anise, juice of both oranges, 2/3s of the sugar and a generous few glugs of wine to a large saucepan and heat for 3-4 minutes.
- When the liquid is bubbling vigorously, add another cinnamon stick, orange slices and the rest of the wine. Simmer for 10-12 minutes on a low heat.
- Grate in half of the nutmeg. Add the rest of the sugar to taste and continue simmering for 2 minutes.
- Finally, ladle into pretty teacups and serve.You can get your Mulled Wine Spice Kit by clicking here.