One of the top festive drinks, stretching from Christmas markets in Berlin to a big presence here in the UK, mulled wine is full of festive cheer and delicious goodness.


1 bottle Red Wine

100g Caster Sugar

100ml Fresh Orange Juice

1 Orange

1 Cinnamon Stick

3 Whole Cloves

1 Whole Nutmeg

1 Star Anise

Using the sugar as a base, pop all ingredients except the wine and star anise in a pan. The orange should be cut into slices and placed floating on top. Add a small amount of red wine and simmer until bubbling. After stirring you should have syrup. Leave this to thicken a little then add the remaining red wine and star anise, again simmer lightly. Do not boil as you will lose the alcohol content. Sieve, pour into nice glass and decorate with cinnamon sticks, star anise and orange slices.

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