Brix Wine Store's Mulled Wine Recipe
Posted: Jun 25 2015
My favourite mulled wine recipe...
200 g caster sugar
6 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
3 fresh bay leaves
2 whole nutmeg
1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways
2 star anise
2 bottles of fruity juicy red wine
Peel large sections of peel from your oranges, lemon and lime.
Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the juice of the oranges.
Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and nutmeg. Throw in your halved vanilla pod and stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar.
Let this simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine and then bring to the boil. Keep on a rolling boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you've got a thick syrup.
When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and add your star anise and the rest of the wine.
Gently heat the wine for at least 5 minutes.
I like to keep it warm in a slow cooker. It makes the house smell amazing and is delicious after the meal with pfeffernusse and little chocolate balls. Yum!
Happy Christmas in July!