Sip wine, the ol’ fashioned way
Go traditional this Christmas and serve warm mulled wine to your guests instead of the usual chilled drinks.
You can always play around a little with flavours and create your own recipe. Go try!
Making mulled wine at home
You don’t require a very expensive wine for preparing mulled wine. A full bodied red wine works best. Sula is an easily available option. Do not boil the wine. Boiling will burn off the alcohol content in the wine.
You can leave a long cinnamon stick inside the glass which works as a stirrer. You can also float an orange slice in the glass.
mulled wine recipe
750 ml red wine
1 peeled and sliced orange
1/4 cup of brandy or Cointreau
2/3 cup honey or brown sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp ground ginger
Mix all the ingredients in a large pot. Gently heat the ingredients on low to medium flame for 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring to fully dissolve honey or sugar. When the wine starts steaming and the ingredients blend, it is ready to serve. You can now add a little Cointreau as some of the alcohol may have evaporated. Pour the wine into mugs, leaving out seasoning. (Recipe by Ravindra Kumar, GM, F&B, The Lalit)