Hot spiced wine

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a mulled wine drink inspired by my trip to Germany, where a similar drink is a traditional part of winter celebrations.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 oranges
    • 2 x 750ml bottles red wine
    • 1 (750ml) bottle white wine
    • 1 (7cm) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/3 cup (60g) brown sugar, or to taste
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) brandy (optional)

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour5min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the rind from the oranges in strips, being careful to remove only the orange part, leaving the pith behind. Then, juice the oranges into a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
    2. Pour the red wine and white wine into the pot with the orange juice. Place the strips of orange rind, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves and brown sugar into the pot with the wine mixture; stir to dissolve the sugar.
    3. Cover and heat over medium-high until heated through, but don’t let it boil. Reduce the heat to low and heat for an hour to bring all of the flavours together. Adjust the taste by adding more brown sugar, as necessary. Strain and serve hot with a splash of brandy, if desired.

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    All I can say is YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY. We had 1st glass with Brandy and the 2nd without Brandy was even better!  -  15 Jun 2010


    Used different ingredients. Used 4 Lemons instead of 2 Oranges And added a big dollop of Honey with the brown sugar NEXT TIME: I will replace brown sugar with honey & brandy with Cointreau.  -  15 Jun 2010


    Every Christmas party I attend I am asked to bring this drink. I call it Mulled Wine. The only atleration I made is to put in ground ginger instead of the peels of ginger. It is the best drink ever! It is a keeper for the rest of my life.  -  15 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)