Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas in our house without the smell of festive spices and booze, we make this every year and now we are going to share our recipe with you, you lucky people!
What you need -
1 cinnamon stick
small piece of nutmeg
1 spoon of brown sugar
1 250ml glass of fresh orange juice
1 bottle of dark red wine
1 large pot for warming on the hob
1 ladel for serving
step 1 - stick the cloves into the orange. This is good for flavour as well as decoration
step 2 - pour the wine, orange juice and sugar into a large saucepan and stir
step 3 - add the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg then place the orange stuck with cloves into the pan. Cut another orange in half and squeeze 1 half into the pan and add both halves into the mixture and stir.
step 4 - now simmer gently for about 25 minutes this will give the spices time to flavour the wine. Do not boil!
step 5 - Cut you last orange into slices and place a twist of orange into each serving glass.
step 6 - ladel into your glasses and enjoy! Drink with a hot mince pie and cream like we did while watching a cheesy Christmas movie. Bliss.
To make your mulled wine more boozy feel free to add a shot of Brandy or Whiskey to the mix while it's warming on the hob.