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Mulled Wine

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Warm mulled wine, perfect for the winter weather.

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Ingredients

  • Merlot
  • 5 fl oz Port
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 200g sugar
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 star anise
  • Chipotle extract

Details

servings 10
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Expensive

Preparation

Step 1

Zest the fruits and peel roughly adding the peel to the wine

Step 2

Place the zest, sugar, cloves, lightly snapped star anise, cinnamon and sliced vanilla pod to the sugar and cover just with wine and boil heavily until you have a thick syrup

Step 3

Once the syrup is ready turn down to a low simmer and pour in the rest of your wine along with the orange segments, feel free to add a slice or two of lemon and lime for a livlier alternative. and simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Step 4

Strain into a new pot and combine the chipotle extract (hot sauce) brandy, and squeeze the orange segments to release thier juices at this stage.

Use the syrup as a delicious table sauce perfect for christmas turkey.

Avoid the cheapest wine, £10 bracket should be ideal, feel free to combine for a different flavour with a strong earthy wine.

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