***It is Christmas Cheer Week on ROSALILIUM and we have some very special guests to come and celebrate with us. First up is the one of the first Blogging friends I ever made, the lovely Lisa-Marie from Bonnie Scotland.***
Hello Rosalilium readers, my name is Lisa-Marie, and I blog over at This Girl is…, and today I am going to share my recipe for mulled wine and a wee nibble to go with it. Now, I know that most people have mince pies with mulled wine, but being a Scottish, I love shortbread, and am offering it up as an alternative.
I love Christmas. A lot. So when Elizabeth asked me to contribute a post about something festive I was supper jazzed. I love a hot drink, and for me nothing is more festive than some mulled wine, with the Christmas tree light twinkling and a cheesy Christmas film to be watch. So I’m offering this recipe – my old faithful. I hope it brings you some Christmas cheer. It will if you leave the alcohol in!
A bottle of cheap red wine
300mls orange juice )no bits please)
3 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
2tsps mixed spice
put everything in a big pot
warm on a medium heat for 10 minutes or so
if you want it to retain the alcohol, don’t let it boil – to remove it, boil for 5 minutes
ideally, let it cool and sit for an hour and then rewarm to serve, but otherwise it’s good to go at this point.
This volume will make enough for a bottle plus two mugs – roughly a generous six people’s worth. It makes a very nice gift in a pretty bottle.