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  • Mulled Wine


    Mulled Wine

    Mulled Wine

    Serving Size: 8-10


    • 1 large orange
    • 125g / 4½oz caster sugar
    • 6 cloves
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways
    • 2 bottles red wine
    • 50ml / 2floz brandy
    • 200g / 7oz mixed berries


    1. Pare the zest off the orange in thin strips and squeeze the juice. Place the orange zest and juice in a large saucepan with the sugar, spices and vanilla pod. Add just enough red wine to cover the ingredients. Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly until the wine has reduced and become syrupy.
    2. Add the rest of the wine, brandy and the mixed berries. Gently simmer for 2 minutes, do not boil. Serve in heatproof glasses.
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    This is a real Christmas classic. Make it family friendly by replacing the red wine with grape juice and omit the brandy.

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