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For Mulled Wine Lovers

Updated on March 11, 2015

Gift Guide for Mulled Wine Lovers!

This is a gift guide for mulled wine lovers! Here you can find best mulled wine spices, mulled wine books, mulled wine candles and a lot more!

There is nothing like a classic winter drink to bring true festivity to the season.This delicious seasonal drink is perfect for wintertime, especially Christmas! Be original this year and prepare delicious mulled wine for your guests. Warm, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, vanilla pods, cloves, citrus and sugar!

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What is mulled wine?

Mulled wine is a wine, usually red, combined with different spices (depending on a region) and typically served warm. Nowadays, it is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas & Halloween.

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mulled wine

My family recipe

of mulled wine!

Mulled Wine Recipe

Suitable for vegetarians

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6 people

Ingredients:

1 bottle of red wine

60g/2oz brown sugar

1 cinnamon stick, grated nutmeg, cardamon, vanilla pods, 1 orange (halved or orange zest)

or simply use mulled wine spice mix

Preparation method

1. Combine wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar and spices.

2. Stir until sugar dissolves. Taste to see if you need it sweeter, and add more sugar to taste. Do not boil.

3. Serve hot with a sprinkling of nutmeg.

Making mulled wine is actually very easy. I suggest to experiment! You can add cognac/brandy/water, add lemon juice/zest. Some mulled wine lovers like few vanilla pods. Follow your instinct really. Garnish you cups/mugs with cinnamon sticks for Christmassy feel.

Main ingredients of mulled wine are cinnamon sticks, vanilla pods, cloves, citrus and sugar but you can add as well citrus or ornage peels or zest. I cook a lot of Indian food so I nearly habe all ingredients in my cupboard. Here I included 4 main spices needed for mulled wine.

There are many variations of mulled wine drink. The basic recipe includes a bottle of wine, two or three cinnamon sticks, some cloves and about a cup of sugar. The sugar helps remove the tangy flavor the wine gets once its been warmed up. Some mulled wine lovers also add herbal tea to the mix to cut this harshness. You could also add a shot of brandy/cognac, some citrus slices, or any other spices you like.

Mulled Wine Spices

Aspen Mulling Spices Cinnamon Orange Blend (1 carton)
Aspen Mulling Spices Cinnamon Orange Blend (1 carton)

This Cinnamon Orange blend really hits the spot...try this in some bread or your favorite drink. Kosher certified.

 

Mulled Wine Spices - Enjoy!

There is nothing like a steaming cup of mulled wine on a cold winter day!

Mulled Wine Spices, 1 pack, 1 oz
Mulled Wine Spices, 1 pack, 1 oz

A wine countrys secret blend. Infuses wine and cider with Fragrances of flowers and herbs. Directions: 1 bottle of any red or white wine, 12oz. water, Brown sugar to taste (1/4-1/2 cup) 1 Wine Country Mulling Spice bag. Remove card from spice bag leaving cork for flotation. Put ingredients in crock put. Simmer slowly do not boil for at least an hour - the longer the better.

 

Time for mulled wine break!

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mulled wine

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Mulled Wine Candles

Mulled Wine Candles - some candles for candle lovers

Do you have your family recipe for mulled wine? Do you even like it? Or may be you prefer mulled cider?

Comments? - Happy holidays!

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      food monkey 5 years ago

      fun lens!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      I love mulled wine and always serve it when we are putting up the Christmas tree