Another afternoon and another little something to make the cold nights warmer. I think mulled wine may be my favourite beverage. I served it at our wedding for arrival drinks which was quite lovely after 40 mins of photos in a wedding gown. I will often (bulk) buy mulled wine just bottled up ready to glug in to a pan, however after making it properly it definitely tastes better, and it can be altered to your preferences.
It will take you a couple of attempts until you get your flavourings right. My preferences –
Bottle of a good red (usually a rioja)
3tbsp of my Cardamom sugar
Sliced orange and lemon
If you don’t make cardamom sugar throw some crushed pods in to the pan.
Throw everything in to a pan, stir for 3-4 mins then leave to warm through (never boil) for roughly an hour. Strain into another pan and warm up again, adding fresh lemons/oranges (and a glug of brandy).