Are the cold nights bothering you, keeping you huddled up in your bed? Are your friends complaining and calling you a spoil sport, as you abstain from parties and gatherings? Don’t worry, as we have the perfect option to warm you up these winters. What? A cozy and hot toasty mug of mulled wine! Does that make you feel better? Mulled wine is a vine version of a classic hot toddy, served as a traditional holiday treat in many old countries of the world. It has been warming people since ages, with its sweetened, spiced and slightly heated flavor and aroma. Being the best alternative to traditional coffees, ciders and toddys, mulled wine is the ideal thing to drive you out of your shell. So, throw away your quilt and get ready to prove the world that nothing can beat the heat within you. Go ahead and read some of the best recipes for mulled wine.
How To Make Mulled Wine At Home
- 1 bottle Red Wine
- 60g Demerara Sugar or Vanilla Sugar or Honey
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- Grated Nutmeg
- 1 Orange, halved
- 1 Dried Bay Leaf
- 60ml oz Sloe or Damson Gin or Brandy (optional)
- 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger or 2 tbsp Ground Ginger (allspice can also be used as a substitute)
- Pour the wine in a saucepan and place it on flame.
- Now, add the halved orange, followed by sugar/honey, bay leaf, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. (You can increase or reduce the quantity of sugar, in accordance with your own taste.)
- Heat the ingredients gently, until you are sure that the sugar or honey has dissolved completely.
- Put off the heat and add sloe/ damson gin/ brandy (if you are using it) to the wine, while making sure to stir constantly it.
- Strain the wine into heatproof glasses and serve steaming hot.
- 1 bottle of Fruity Red Wine (Spanish wine is a good option)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 3 Whole Cloves
- 1 tsp Grated Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Whole Black Peppercorns, toasted
- 1/2 tsp Whole Allspice
- 1/2 Vanilla Bean
- 1 star Anise
- 1 sliced Orange
- 1 sliced Lemon
- 1 cup Cognac or Brandy
- First of all, you will have to pour the wine into a pan and place it on flame.
- Add sugar to the pan, followed by cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, black peppercorns, allspice, vanilla bean, anise, orange and lemon.
- Reduce the flame to low and let the wine simmer.
- Heat the ingredients gently, until the sugar gets dissolved completely.
- Remove the pan from flame and add cognac/ brandy, while making sure to stir constantly it.
- Strain the wine into a bowl, let it cool down and then refrigerate overnight.
- Before serving the wine, make sure to heat it slightly. It should be above the room temperature, but not steaming hot.