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Jodie’s Totally Divine Mulled Wine

This is my totally ahhhh-mazing mulled wine recipe.

It's a hit at any time of year, but especially at Christmas! Enjoy it on the balcony on a balmy summer afternoon, or by a roaring fire on a chilly evening—even better when shared with family and friends (cheesy Christmas carols are optional).

Merry Christmas everyone. Ho ho ho!


2 
SERVES 


10m 
PREP 
20m 
COOK 


Ingredients

  • 1 bottle o'plonk (I use a cabernet merlot)
  • ¼ cup brandy (optional)
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg (fresh is best, but jar will do nicely too)
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped ginger
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, cut into slices

Method

  1. Place all of the dry ingredients into a large saucepan with the orange juice and just a splash of the red wine. Heat through to let the spices infuse the sugary mix. Don't heat for longer than 5 minutes.
  2. Once the mixture has reached a slightly sticky consistency, add the rest of the wine and turn the heat to a very low simmer for 15-20 minutes (don't let it boil, or the alcohol will burn off!)
  3. Serve immediately. Dead simple, and so, so delicious.

There you have it—Christmas in a cup. Enjoy!

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