Mulled Wine

The perfect drink for a cool, winter night with good food and friends. Mmmm, just sip some warm mulled wine for a perfect dinner party or apres ski.

Serves 10
For mulled wine, you will need:

2 bottles of red wine (we love Ara Wines)

An apple, sliced thinly

Cloves

2 oranges sliced, with cloves stuck in the skin

3 cinnamon sticks (we love Masterfoods quills)

2 star anise

2 cups of water

1 x 4cm piece of ginger

1 bay leaf (optional)

brown sugar to taste

Splash of brandy (optional)

Method:

Put red wine, orange clove pieces, cinnamon sticks, star anise, apple, ginger and bay leaf in a pan with the water.

Warm, but do not boil. Keep warm for 5-10 minutes to let the flavours infuse.

When warm add brown sugar to sweetness you require.
Add a little brandy if you desire for a little extra oomph.

Serve warm in cute mugs or cups.

Trudi’s tip: leave out the brandy, or even try rum.

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