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Mulled wine

Published: October 20, 2021 at 11:16 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Mulled wine is a Christmas party classic, and our homemade version is pepped up with a splash of brandy

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal162
fat0.1g
carbs16.5g
sugars16.3g
fibre0.3g
protein0.3g
salt0.04g
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Make a glass of fragrant mulled wine, then check out our glühwein, mulled ginmulled beer and more winter cocktails. For a non-alcoholic version, try our mulled tea punch.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon, plus extra to garnish
  • 1 orange, 2 strips of peel, plus extra slices to garnish
  • 1 lemon, 2 strips of peel
  • 2 star anise
  • 50ml brandy, (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix togetherall the ingredients (except the brandy, if using) in a large pan and warm over a low heat for 10-15 minutes or until fragrant and steaming but not boiling. Stir in the rum or brandy for the final minute, if using. Ladle into mugs or heatproof glasses, discarding any aromatics.

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