Mulled wine


It's again that time of the year when delicious grape wines are prepared at home for the upcoming festive season. Mulled wine is made using orange and lemon juice and zest plus fragrant spices like cinnamon, nutmeg powder, and cardamom. Check out the recipe of mulled wine that would make the Christmas festivities extra special.


1 cup red wine
2 tsp brown sugar (or as per taste)
2 star anise
3 cardamoms
3-4 cloves
1 large cinnamon stick
Orange zest, as required
Juice of one orange
Lemon zest, as required
½ tsp nutmeg powder


Pour 1 cup red wine into a pan and add brown sugar, star anise, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, orange and lemon zests, nutmeg powder and orange juice
Heat this for half an hour on low flame
When it begins to boil, add half litre red wine
Take it off the flame once the wine heats up a bit
Pass it through a sieve
Store the mulled wine in air tight glass bottles.

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