Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
I think this is a wonderful gift for the Holiday season. It is quite easy to make, looks super fancy and tastes so yummy! Id suggest pairing this with one bottle (750 ml) of red wine or grape juice as it makes enough for that amount of liquid.
The Spice Mix
- 2 tablespoons whole cloves
- 3 star anise
- 3 tablespoons dried orange peel (can also use candied peel)
- 50 g brown rock sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
- 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine or 1 (750 ml) bottle grape juice
- Mix all of the ingredients and fill into a cleaned and sterilised jar (I used a small jam jar for this).
- Tie with a pretty ribbon and attach a gift tag with the following instructions:.
- Empty the contents of the wine bottle and of the spice mix jar into a pot. Heat on medium until nearly boiling, but DO NOT boil. Heat for 30 minutes, then strain the mulled wine and return it to the pot. Keep it warm if you want to serve it straight away, if not allow to cool and reheat when ready to use. You can also add some rum for a stronger version.
What a lovely spice mix. I used a dark, bold zinfadel wine, which was excellent in this recipe, the spices and wine blended perfectly together, creating something special. I enjoyed this hot wine drink very much. Thanks for sharing Loula. Made for Fall Pac 2012
I made this spice mix for our own pleasure, so we could sip on a festive holiday drink while decorating our Christmas tree. And it was positively fabulous. I used a moderately priced cabernet sauvignon, but I think just about any red wine would be just as good for this mulled wine spice blend. All of the wonderful spices melded together for a spectacular mulled wine. But the star anise and cloves in particular really flavored the wine nicely. This is something really special that I%u2019ll definitely be serving for the holidays year after year. Thanks for sharing your recipe, lalaloula. Made for "Please Review My Recipe" tag game.