The Way I Make Mulled Wine

This will take a couple of days to soak, so start well on time if you’re planning on mulled wine for a little party. 

What you’ll need

  • A bottle of nice pinot noir, not too young, not too complex either
  • Slices of dried oranges
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Star aniseed
  • Pink peppercorns
  • Dried chilli 
  • Nutmeg, grated
  • Cloves
  • Honey, 2-3 large spoons, depending on how sweet you want the result to be

How to cook it

Throw everything into a wide pan and heat on low temperature until it starts simmering. Never cook it, the heat would burn the flavours. Transfer to a bottle and stuff all spices and the orange slices in, seal and let sit in a warm spot for a couple of days. 

How to have it

Before serving, heat again until it starts simmering and pour into pre-warmed mugs. You may add a cinnamon stick and a dried orange slice to make it pretty. Serve steaming and with some gingerbread or membrillo aside. 

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