Another Christmas Beverage

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Ever had mulled wine? I tried it at a bar a few weeks ago and a friend suggested this Jamie Oliver recipe.

I made half a batch (one bottle of wine) to try it out. We liked it so much that I made another batch. I didn’t have a vanilla pod or star anise. But I did manage to get the rest of it. Making the syrup part is pretty easy. The photo above is of my rolling boil for 5 minutes. After the syrup is made, you add the rest of the wine and bring up its temperature.

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When you scoop it out, you do get to avoid various pieces of citrus fruit peel, cinnamon sticks, cloves and bay leaf. But it’s a really nice hot drink to have on a cool winter day. And if you’re not a big red wine drinker, this is a good way to use some of that red wine you have around the house.

Give it a try. It’s super easy and totally worth the effort!

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One Response to “Another Christmas Beverage”

  1. Delaine Zody Says:

    Funny thing about mulled wine: I liked it when I was younger, but now, not so much. Guess it didn’t age well.


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