Easy Mulled Wine Recipe

Ingredients and easy instructions to make a Christmas Mulled Wine to serve ten:

The History Of Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine is a traditional warming drink served at Christmas and in winter months. The name means heated with spices. The history of mulled wine comes from the time when water sources were impure, though wine was made from a cleaner source. By infusing the water with wine, fruit and spices a drink which was seen as healthy was made.

In Medieval times the Physician Hippocrates would give this drink to his patients. He called it Ypocras and it was also called Hipocris.

Ingredients For Mulled Wine

300mls of water
1 bottle of full bodied red wine such as a claret or burgundy
4 cloves
A pinch of nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
1 sliced orange
2 sliced lemons
115g of caster sugar

Ingredients For Decorations

Apple slices
Peppermint Candy Sticks

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How To Make Mulled Wine

Pour the water into a large saucepan and add the sugar and stir. Then add the orange and lemon slices, the cinnamon, nutmeg and the cloves and bring to the boil.

Stir the mixture gently until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside for about 15 minutes so that the lemon and orange infuse into the fluid mixture.

Return the saucepan to the cooker and simmer gently. Add the wine and continue to gently heat - do not allow to boil. It is important not to let this liquid boil otherwise the alcohol will evaporate and your mulled wine will loose its lovely taste.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the mixture into a serving bowl, jug or individual glasses.

Add the berries, apple slices and or the peppermint candy sticks to the serving dish to create a festive look and to give extra flavour.

Other easy mulled wine recipes suggest inserting the cloves into a whole orange to look like studs so that they infuse easier. Other mulledwine recipes suggest using normal granulated sugar or honey whilst others suggest the use of two tablespoons of fruit liqueur such as Cherry Brandy, Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Calvados to give the mull wine more flavour and a higher alcohol content.

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