There is actually not much that has not been told already and I can tell about Mulled Wine except for the fact that it is one of my favourite winter drinks. Winter is here and so is Christmas and so is the best time to have this terribly tasty wine. Little sweet, little tangy and highly flavourful, Mulled Wine is best served warm. This is an absolute delicious way to beat the chills of winter. Also, the flavour largely depends on the quality of wine you choose. The better the wine, the greater is your Mulled Wine.
We had this yesterday. A glass of Mulled Wine along with some juicy roasted chicken was our Sunday night dinner that we enjoyed thoroughly. This version of Mulled Wine that I prepared contains only wine, but, I do sometimes add some rum to it to make it little more strong. Do this as per your capacity and if you do, add rum reasonably so that it does not interfere in the taste of wine.
With very few ingredients this gorgeous wine can be prepared. Also, people have their own different ways of preparing Mulled Wine. This is how I prepare mine. Please note that with the mentioned ingredients you should get 2 servings.
- 400 ml red wine
- 3 orange zest (1 inch each, approx)
- 3 lemon zest (1 inch each, approx)
- juice of 1/2 an orange
- 1 table-spoon brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 star anise
- 2 clove
- 2 pinch nutmeg powder
- Pour wine in a heavy bottom pan and place over flame.
- Add everything mentioned above to it and over low flame stir cook until it get heated up properly and sugar dissolves.
- Just before it reaches boiling point, turn off the flame.
- Let it rest for 5 minutes and your Mulled Wine is ready.
Serve warm and experience the blast of flavours in every sip. This is an alcoholic beverage and to have it you should definitely reach the qualifying age. Also, have it only if you can handle alcohol and be responsible. Do drop me a comment giving your feedback about this recipe. You can also tag me on Instagram using the handle @when_a_bong_cooks.
Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!