Is there anything better on a chilly night that a glass of mulled wine? Mulled wine is a spiced hot wine cocktail with many variations but this one is our favourite. It is deliciously warming, but best of all only takes about 10 minutes to make.
- 750ml red wine (We used the 2019 'The Wild One')
- 150g castor sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- peel of one lemon
- peel of one orange
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- orange slices, to serve
Place all ingredients (except for the wine) into a large saucepan and place on medium heat. Add a splash of red wine to the pan to ensure the sugar is covered and let it cook for 4-5 minutes until the mixture thickens.
Add the remaining wine and turn down the heat ensuring the wine doesn’t boil. Let cook for 5 minutes and then strain through a sieve.
Serve piping hot with slices of fresh orange. Enjoy!