Christmas Mulled Wine (with a secret ingredient)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

If you are still undecided on what type of drink to serve during your Christmas dinner, here is something that might tickle your fancy – Balazs' take on hot mulled wine! I asked him to share the recipe today as every single time he makes it for our guests, they love it and they always ask for refills.

Well, there are two tricks to it being super delish: first one is chilly powder. I know, I was surprised too, but he says that the chilly enhances the flavour. Another thing to keep in mind is not to boil the wine (and only warm it up) as it looses the taste if boiled.

So here is the full how to if you’re in the mood for some festive wine goodness next week:

Mulled Hot Wine (with a twist)
(makes 2 huge mugs)

* 4-5 whole allspice pieces
* 1 pinch of ground cardamom
* 4-5 pieces of cloves
* ½ tsp of ground cinnamon
* 1 tsp of cinnamon pieces
* 1 pinch of chilly powder
* 1 cup of water
* 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (7 fresh oranges)
* 2 cups of red wine
* 6 tablespoons of brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons of honey
In a small saucepan combine the spices, the sugar, the honey and the water. Heat it up and boil it for about 15 minutes on low fire while stirring occasionally. Next, add the orange juice, the wine and only heat it up but do not let it boil. As soon as it's hot, turn the heat off. Pour it through a sieve while distributing into mugs. Serve with a slice of an orange or an apple. Ta dah!
Loves, what's your favourite Christmas time drink? How do you like your hot wine? xo
P.S: Also, my favourite homemade winter tea, the scrumptious hot spiced apple and brandy goodness and the yummy superfood mocktail that I drink weekly:)
P.P.S: Plus, something delicious for the chill and this avocado booster:)
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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This is an interesting take on mulled wine! I have been making it frequently too, lately. I have a slightly different take, but the concept is similar: Don't boil the wine :) The chili powder is a fantastic idea and I think I'll try it.

My variation on mulled wine: Add the sugar and honey into the stock pot, pour in just enough wine to cover. Add spices, orange slices, lemmon and lime zest. Then cook until a syrup. Add the rest of the wine and heat until warm. Strain before adding to glasses. The syrup really magnifies the flavor, but maintains the integrity of the rest of the wine (ie, still continues that boozy/festive impact!).

I am going to modify my recipe with your suggestions!

That's Not My Age said...

I love mulled wine. It has to be just the right temperature though, I can't drink it when it starts to cool down - might have to try the chilli recipe!

Chrissy said...

Ah, mulled wine! I love strolling over German Christmas market and drinking a warm cup of it! So cozy and christmassy! xxx

Jenni Austria Germany said...

My family is doing this on Christmas eve. I'll have to suggest this recipe. ;)

HiLLjO said...

Hey that looks good, chili powder and all!

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