Thursday, 13 December 2012

On the 3rd day of create christmas

There must be hundreds of mulled wine concoctions but here in the create kitchen as far as recipes go we have the fairy godmother of all, passed down through the generations of the Gardiner family.
Caroline gave to me...a secret mulled wine recipe

Take one bottle of decent red wine – don’t cheat as using cheap wine will give you a headache!!

Add a couple of shots of homemade damson gin or brandy, it adds a little warmth...

Throw in a couple of cinnamon sticks, two-three star anise, the old fashioned orange studded with cloves or some clementines, grate some fresh nutmeg and add some brown sugar (about 3-4oz) but depends on your palette.

Gently warm and once nearly bubbled, switch off, cover and leave overnight for the spices to infuse. Warm gently the next day and pour into warmed glasses and serve with some fresh orange and a star anise in each glass.

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