A week or so ago I bought a bottle of not so great Vegan wine. Extremely dry, bordering on sour – just not to my taste (or Jayson’s) at all. While flicking through a Donna Hay magazine, I happened upon a recipe for Mulled Wine and got to thinking…perhaps I can improve on this undrinkable wine… and you know what? It was a HUGE improvement! The recipe is so simple I don’t even have to look back at the mag!
3 cups of dry red wine
2 – 3 tbsp brown sugar
4 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
the peel of one orange
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat gently to a simmer (do not boil as this will cook out the alcohol). Stir to dissolve sugar and combine ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes. Strain and pour into glasses. Enjoy!
While this recipe greatly improved my very average wine, if you used a wine you actually like, the result will be even better. A fabulous winter drink to sip by the fireplace (or humble gas heater in my case) and feel the warmth reach the tips of your toes! Ahhhhhh 🙂