Cold nights calls for hot drinks!
Time to replace the summery cocktails with warm wintery drinks.
This basic mulled wine recipe can be jazzed up with any variety of additions: garden herbs, apple cider or other spirits like brandy or cointreau.
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 roughly grated nutmeg
2 cups of water
Grated rind of 1 orange
750ml fruit red wine
Heat all ingredients except the red wine, in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a summer for 10 minutes.
Add red wine and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Strain and serve.
For additional flavours add fresh herbs, brandy, apple cider or cointreau in the last 5 minute simmer.