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Mulled Wine: The Ultimate Winter Warmer

I have a confession to make, I am a bit of a ‘Grinch’ so you have fair warning that my Mulled Wine will probably be as ‘Christmassy’ as my little site gets over the coming weeks… It’s not that I don’t like Christmas, quite the opposite, I love it, I just dislike the fact that it seems to last 8 weeks! However I do maintain that, just like puppies, Mulled Wine is not JUST for Christmas. I can not wait for the cold weather to arrive so that I can fire up our log burner all day long and leave a huge pot of this seasonal classic simmering away for days on end. The smell in the house is divine, the arrival of the cold weather also sees us getting many more people popping by to say hello, I am sure it has something to do with the offer of a hot glass of mulled wine rather than my sparkling personality 😉

As you can probably tell, I love this recipe so was delighted to be invited to join in on a little project with a group of other foodies to create a mini Christmas recipe book in aid of a fantastic charity. We have all donated our time to get ‘Project Christmas’ to you in time for the yuletide season and each of us have both an existing recipe, in my case this Mulled Wine, as well as a brand new and exclusive recipe. Now I have seen all of these recipes, everything from Breakfasts through to desserts and even a Grinch like me is gonna be cooking more than a few of them before I grow weary of Christmas! 

I’m certainly not one of those needy type of food bloggers, but in this particular instance I will shirk my typically understated approach and say. PLEASE SHARE THE SNOT OUTTA THIS! Every penny we make from the sales of the book will be donated to No Kid Hungry and we really want to ensure that we can make a healthy contirbution and provide as many full bellies as we can over the Chirstmas period and the more people that see this and similar posts from my fellow contributors the more chance we have of making that happen, so even if mulled wine aint your thing, or even if Christmas aint your thing… Buy the book for just $8 by clicking here, or share this post and help spread the word by clicking any, or even better all the share buttons just below the pictures 😀

Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine: The Ultimate Winter Warmer
Call it what you will, Mulled Wine, Glühwein, Gløgg or anything else, a warming glass of wine is the perfect spicy treat for long cold and dark nights! Yum
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Orange
  2. 18 Cloves
  3. 3.75 Litres Red Wine: I am using my homebrew but you should use anything you like.
  4. 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  5. 50g Ginger: Sliced into 5mm coins
  6. 50 Whole Black Pepper Corns
  7. 10 Star Anise
  8. 10 Cardamom Pods
  9. Juice and Rind of One Large Orange
  10. 200g Honey
  11. 50ml Black Treacle or Molasses
  12. Amaretto to serve (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Stud the orange with the cloves and then add all of the ingredients with the exception of the honey and black treacle into a pan with a lid on and bring to a simmer.
  2. When the wine is simmering add in the honey and black treacle, reduce the heat to as low as possible add a tight fitting lid and allow to steep for at least one hour.
  3. Before serving add a good 'glug' of Amaretto to each glass, the rich almond flavour works wonderfully with mulled wine!
Notes
  1. I leave a huge pan of this on our log burner for days, it reaches its peak after 3 days, however the recipe can be scaled down. Yum
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Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine
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