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:)
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