Mulled Wine Recipe
Though its origins trace back to Ancient Greece and the recipe was slightly adapted by the Romans, the mulled wine we know of today, comes from Victorian England.
Despite the then puritan outlook on life, mulled wine was considered – in moderation of course- to be a fantastically festive drink.
The Smoking Bishop, a version of mulled wine, is even mentioned in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” which solidified it as a seasonal holiday beverage.
Here is our recipe, for you to share with your loved ones this Christmas; the smell of cinnamon and spices around your home is an additional benefit to this cosy drink!:
25cl dry red wine
1 round slice of orange
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1-1.5 tablespoons of sugar
3 cl 43 liquor
Combine all ingredients in a pot and heat just barely to a simmer, over medium high heat (be careful not to boil – so as not to boil off the alcohol)
Reduce heat to medium low, cover and let simmer for at least 15 minutes and up to 30 minutes maximum
Do not strain
Serve warm to hot with selected garnishes