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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ranon's Extra Fruity Mulled Wine.

I simply HAVE to share my mulled wine recipe with you, because it's quite possibly the best I've ever tasted (can't say I'm not biased, because I totally am!) So here it is, 'Ranon's Extra Fruity Mulled Wine!'

One of the reasons I love this time of year is all of the warm scents from festive recipies, it's not completely Christmas in our house until something has been concocted with cinnamon and spice!

One of the best things to prepare if you have company coming over, is a big huge vat of hot and spicy mulled wine. Ideally you'd leave it on the warm plate of the Rayburn or Aga, but nowadays more people have electric or gas hobs, so it can't really be left to keep itself warm scenting the entire house, but it's still just as good!

You will need:

1 Bottle of Red Wine
60g/2oz Demerera Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Oranges
1 Lemon
30 Cloves
3 Star Anise
1 Dried Bay Leaf
Grated Nutmeg
Grated Ginger

Pour the wine in to a large saucepan, glass or ceramic pans are always better as they distribute and hold heat a lot better and more evenly. Metal pans are fine to use, but obviously won't hold the heat quite as well when removed from the heat source.

Take one orange, and stick 20 cloves in to it. (This part is actually completely optional, and is I think more traditional than functional)

Cut up the other orange and the lemon in to slices, the thinner the slices, the more flavour you will get coming from them.

Throw everything in to the wine, and bring to a simmer very slowly so that the sugar can melt completely.

Once the sugar has melted, the spices will have infused nicely and it's ready to drink. You can either strain everything out and leave the wine in the pan and serve it straight up, or you can leave everything in to infuse further, straining each portion as you serve it throughout the day.

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  1. Oooooh, sounds so nice, and the SMELL!! I do think I need to try this one!

  2. A friend just suggested you make this in a SLOW COOKER! Best idea ever!

  3. I had mulled wine for the first time about 4 years ago. It is a requirement around this time of year now! I'm definitely trying this recipe!