Classic mulled wine recipe 


Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas with our easy recipe. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo or try a twist with a dash of sloe gin

Ingredients


750ml bottle red wine
1 large cinnamon stick, or 2 small ones
2 star anise
4 cloves
2 strips lemon zest, pared using a vegetable peeler
4 tbsp caster sugar

1.

Put the red wine, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemon zest and sugar in a large pan. Cook on a low heat for 10 mins.

2.

Remove from the heat and cool, leaving to infuse for about 30 mins.

3.

To serve, heat without boiling, stir in the sloe gin (if using, see tip below) and pour into mugs or heatproof glasses.

best wine to use

You can use any good quality red wine to make mulled wine. You can also make mulled rosé or white wine if you like.

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