Baby, it's cold outside!
So, it's time for our tenants' and staffs' favourite mulled wine recipe. Be sure to use a nicely aged wine and port for the best results.
Winter is here, and we like to stay warm. Try this and let us know your opinion of it. This season enjoy sipping warm and rich winter drinks that you can make at home for yourself like this one.
Be careful not to boil the wine! You can use a slow cooker for simmering to keep the mulled wine warm for guest gatherings and make the home smell so good.
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- 750ml good quality red wine
- 150ml ruby port
- 125g soft brown sugar
- 2-3 star anise
- ½ tsp cloves
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half if large
- 1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped
- 1 orange, cut into segments
Tip: You can vary the spices as you like, try adding lemongrass, cardamom or even liquorice depending on what you have.
- Pour the wine and port into a large pan and gently warm through.
- Stir in the sugar until fully dissolved then add the spices.
- Warm through for 5 minutes, being careful not to let the wine boil.
- Serve warm (the optimum temperature is 55°C is using a kitchen thermometer), ladled into heatproof glasses.
- Alternatively, if you have time or want to make ahead, remove from the heat and allow to infuse for up to 2 hours to deepen the flavours. Strain the wine into a clean pan and discard the spices, reheat gently to serve.
Source: Gordon Ramsay