Winter is not all about chilling cold but it is also about the drinks and there is nothing more beautiful than a few glasses of mulled wine. In fact, wine lovers wait for the winter to slip the steaming mug of spiced wine.
It is really so wonderful when you are sitting in a bar and bartender keeps refilling your wine glass and you don’t allow the steam to evaporate. Indeed, winter can make your warm wine get colder soon.
It has wonderful aroma and prefect blend of wine, spice and brandy. First sniff and then sip.
It is very easy to prepare at home too, all you need is the following
Makes about 12 servings
2 unwaxed oranges
1 lemon, peel only
150g caster sugar
5 cloves, plus extra for garnish
5 cardamom pods, bruised
1 cinnamon stick
A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 bottles of fruity, unoaked red wine
150ml ginger wine
Your mulled wine is full of aroma of wine mixed with the spice like clove, Star anise, Cinnamon. In fact you can use all spices like Cardamom, bay leaves, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla etc.
It is really wonderful to top up your glass with any citrus fruit slice like orange or lemon. It will definitely enhance not just the look but the fun too.
Nutmeg: It is a common spice found in mulled wine, it cleans our kidneys and liver by removing the toxins that may be stored there from the ingestions of natural organic toxins, food, alcohol, drugs, and pollution.
Cinnamon: It is similar to nutmeg. It is one of the main ingredients of mulled wine. It contains antioxidants that have a useful anti-inflammatory effect on our bodies. These properties can help to lessen swelling and restore normal tissue function.
- Drinking red wine in moderation can also reduce one’s risk of osteoporosis by increasing bone density. Study says that those who drank between 1 and 3 glasses a day had greater bone density than non-drinkers or heavy drinkers.
It is easy to prepare and if you like you can do at your home too, all you need to do is:
- Take 1 cup of orange juice, sugar and spices then add enough wine and heat gently until the sugar gets dissolved, stirring occasionally. It will take nearly 5 – 8 minutes and soon you will get thick syrup.
- Add the rest of the wine, along with the ginger wine. Gently heat through and serve with orange segments as a garnish.
Here your drink is ready and enjoy your winter and just sip one after another and forget everything