The warm, spiced taste of mulled wine is a seasonal essential, equally delicious served warm or cold and relatively simple to make, try this recipe courtesy of Bistro Union.
1 large orange squeezed
6 strips of orange zest
2-3 strips lemon zest
100g Demerara sugar
A good grating of nutmeg
3 star anise
Half a dozen cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 bottle red wine – we use our ‘wine on tap’ from Sicily which is a blend of 50% Nerello Mascalese and 50% Nero D’Avola
A shot of brandy
Gently heat the orange/ lemon zest, orange juice, sugar and spices until sugar has melted.
Simmer for a few minutes to bring out the flavour in the zest.
Add the wine and brandy and bring to an almost-simmering point.
Leave to cool then reheat gently before serving.
Remember to drink responsibly.