There is nothing special to the mulled wine recipe, I used to make it intuitively - I would just combine the wine with sugar and cinnamon and that was it. But if you want a fine mulled wine, with more diverse flavours and spices, slices of apple and orange, then you should consider this recipe. Wine will be tasty and flavourful, it will warm you up in the cold nights and it will also look exqusite!
If you don't have all the ingredients listed below, it's not a big deal :) Worst case, you can use only cinnamon and black peppercorn. But I will say it again. It is worth the effort of bringing new flavours to your spice shelf. You can feel the cardamom flavour, the anise and the cloves - they blend in perfectly together. I like it more with the spices whole, they can be removed after they release their flavour.
I hope you have the same desire for a cup of mulled wine just like me, so that you'll find useful this simple, yet interesting recipe.
Red dry wine
or white wine
Whole black pepper
Step by step
Prepare the wine and the sugar. Use any kind of wine you have at hand - it should be pretty good, maybe Merlot, but not necessarily.
Cut the apple and orange halves into thicker slices.
You should have the spices prepared as well.
Let's start - pour the wine and the sugar in a pot.
Place the pot over heat and stir continuously until the sugar completely dissolves.
Cover the pot with a lid (so that the alcohol won't evaporate) and bring the wine to the boil.
When it comes to the boil, add in the apple and orange slices.
And the rest of the spices.
Stir well, turn heat off and cover the pot with a lid.
Let the flavours and the wine blend for 20-30 minutes before serving.
Strain the wine before pouring into mugs, if you don't want the spices in, or leave them there.
It's so good and aromatic, the apples and oranges are delicious.