Mulled Wine Recipe: How To Make Mulled Wine
It’s the most wonderful time of year: the overwhelming scent of sweet, spicy mulled wine wafts through pubs and Christmas markets across the UK. However, you don’t have to go outside to enjoy a delicious cup of steaming mulled wine. Here is the ultimate recipe for making delicious mulled wine at home, with expert advice from an executive chef.
Mulled wine is one of the best things about the holiday season.
This festive winter warmer is a staple for the Christmas holidays or to warm your hands as you stroll through the festive markets.
Mulled wine is such a popular drink that humans have enjoyed it since the ancient Romans first used spicy mulled wine to keep warm in the winter.
The hot wine drink gained popularity in Europe, including in Germany where it became known as Gluhwein.
Gluhwein translates to “glowing wine,” so called because of the glowing irons traditionally used to heat wine.
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“Add the spices and sugar and cook on the heat until it begins to simmer.
“Don’t boil the wine, otherwise you’ll evaporate off the alcohol and end up with mulled wine syrup – a little simmer will suffice to infuse the spices and warm the drink.”
“Then remove from the heat, remove all the dry ingredients with a colander and pour!”
“Alternatively, you can make it the day before and reheat the next day, but only reheat once, otherwise it becomes bitter. “
You can also make mulled wine in a slow cooker: this will give your home a delicious Christmas smell.
If you find that a lot of chunks of spices end up in your wine, try placing your spices in a muslin bag before adding them to your wine; it’s like making a delicious mulled wine tea bag.
Don’t worry if you don’t have time for all the fresh spices, you can get mulled wine tea bags and ready-made spice kits.