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Christmas in a Cup-Enjoy A Nice Warm Glass OF Mulled Wine

You know that Christmas is almost here when you find yourself cuddled up on the sofa watching Christmas movies and holding a warm and comforting glass of mulled wine. Brimming with festive joy, this is the drink that says Christmas in a glass and is the perfect way to enhance that warm, fuzzy feeling. The traditional combination of festive spices infused in a delicious wine can be enjoyed in numerous ways and aside from being a festive novelty; this delicious drink also has a number of health benefits to keep you fit and well throughout the Christmas period.

We therefore agree that its time to sit back, relax and enjoy a tipple with those mince pies. Here is the ultimate recipe to follow for that heart-warming brew. Sweet, spicy and full of delight, this recipe serves 12 and you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 bottles of red wine
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 pice of fresh ginger (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Demerara sugar (5tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
The Method
Quick easy and simple, follow this method for that merry delight:
  1. Use a sharp knife to remove the zest from the oranges (make sure this is done in strips).  Then proceed to juice the orange into a large pan.
  2. Add the red and white wine to the pan with the orange juice.  Place all the other ingredients into this pan; the orange zest, ginger, cinnamon sticks, demerara sugar and ground cloves.
  3. Make sure your stir to dissolve the sugar
  4. Cover the pan and heat it over a medium-high heat until heated through but make sure you don't boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to a medium -low temperature and heat for an hour until all the flavours become infused together.
  6. If you like you can add more sugar until you have reached your desired sweetness or even serve with a splash of brandy for that required taste.