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Festive mulled Wine

This mulled wine recipe is a Christmas marriage made in heaven on a cold wintery day…
  • 2 clementines
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 200kg caster sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 of a grated nutmeg 
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 bottles red wine
  • 2 star anise

Peel the citrus fruits into large sections.

Place the sugar into a large saucepan, add the peel and juice the fruits into the pan.

Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and grated nutmeg.

split the vanilla pod lengthways and add to the pan with just enough wine to cover the sugar.

bring the mix to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved, then boil until the mix turns to a thick syrup. 

When the syrup is ready, turn the heat down, add the star anise and the rest of the wine.

Gently heat for around 5 minutes until warm and ready to serve.