I don’t know about you but some mulled wine gives me a headache. I am not sure whether it is the quality of the wine or additives I just don’t know? But I love it, with this in mind I set out to find a recipe that not only tasted great, but that drinking in small quantities did not give me a headache.
Yesterday I shared my recipe for Mulled Juice, which is a perfect everyday winters drink and great to have on the go for drivers. Today I want to share how to make homemade mulled wine. At first I thought it would me an idea to use the ready-made spice sachet’s, but I could not get them for love nor money. Everywhere was sold out.
So my recipe is from scratch, no packets. Perfect to have simmering in a pan or slow cooker when guests visit.
You will need
A bottle red wine (I used Merlot)
2 cinnamon sticks
5 star anise
2 orange, sliced
100g brown sugar
Put all the ingredients in a pan and simmer on low for 8-10 minutes. Do not let it boil, and keep stirring. Then keep at a low heat to serve. Alternatively you can cook it in a slow cooker for 1-2 hours on low.
That’s it, so so quick and easy to make, and it tastes amazing. The best thing is, you know exactly what is in it, and it didn’t give me a headache. This recipe is perfect for parties, or cold winters days, and the beauty is you can reduce the ingredients by half to make less. And wow it smells gorgeous.
For me it is home-made all the way now, I honestly never knew it would be so quick and easy to make.