Winter Mulled Wine
Cook time
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: German
Serves: 6
  • 2 bottles Chianti or dry red wine
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways
  • 2 clementines
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup (110gr) brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg, grated
  • 6 cloves
  • orange peel to decorate
  1. Peel the clementines and lemon and place peels in a large sauce pan.
  2. Squeeze in the juices from the 2 clementines and ½ lemon, then add the sugar.
  3. Fold in the cinnamon stick, vanilla pod, cloves and nutmeg.
  4. Pour in enough wine to cover the sugar. Bring to boil over med-heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Keep on a rolling boil for 4- 5 mins, until you reach a syrupy texture.
  6. Then add in the star anise and the rest of the wine, and simmer for 5 more mins.
  7. Once ready, pour into brandy glasses or mugs, decorate with orange peel and serve.
Recipe by The Petite Cook at