Although winter means colder days and longer nights, it also means hot spiced mulled wine! Teetotal? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
A staple of every Christmas market, mulled wine is really easy to make and a lot more enjoyable by the fire in your own home. Our recipe below lets you enjoy the winter classic without the hangover and a lot less calories.
What you need
750ml bottle Eisberg red wine
1 large cinnamon stick, or 2 small ones
2 star anise
2 strips lemon zest, pared using a vegetable peeler
4 tbsp caster sugar
- Put the red wine, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemon zest and sugar in a large pan. Cook on a low heat for 10 mins.
- Remove from the heat and cool, leaving to infuse for about 30 mins.
- To serve, heat without boiling and pour into mugs or heatproof glasses.
Did you know?
- The Romans were the first to heat and spice wine during the 2nd century.
- Mulled wine is known the world over by different names. In Germany it’s Glühwein, Italy it is known as vin brulé and in France, it’s “vin chaud.”
- The spices act as preservatives which help keep mulled wine fresh, so you can prepare a few bottles and save them until it’s time for your next party.