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Mulled Wine

This typical winter drink - enjoyed mostly around Christmas is made of wine to which mulling spices, sugar, citrus fruit and raisins are added.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: International
Servings: 8
Calories: 253
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the wine into a saucepan, add cloves, cardamom seeds, 2-3 slices of ginger, cinnamon sticks and sugar. Throw in about a teaspoon of orange zest, 2-3 orange slices as well as lemon slices. Pour in freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice. For a lighter version add 100ml of water.
  • Bring to the boil, let the sugar dissolve and reduce the heat to the lowest point.
  • Let it simmer slowly for 15 minutes so the spices have time to infuse the wine (make sure it’s not boiling otherwise you could end up with a non-alcoholic version).
  • Right before the end pour in rum (optional).
  • Meanwhile: Roughly chop some almonds and throw them altogether with some raisins into mugs or heatproof glasses and pour over strained wine.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and serve hot/warm. Don’t forget the spoons so you can fish out the almonds and raisins!
Nutrition Facts
Mulled Wine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 21.5%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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