A Winter Favourite
Warm Up with this Traditional Cool Weather Drink
Mulled wine can trace its roots back to before Roman times but, it wasn’t until the 14th century that it officially began being called “mulled wine”. While some experts feel that the name is derived from the muddled feeling that one experienced after over indulging, others agree that it came from the actual act of muddling or mixing the wine, fruit and spices together to create the recipe.
While we’re not sure which story we believe the most we do know that we appreciate a glass or two of this traditional winter favourite when the temperature dips and the snow begins to fall.
Here are a few of our favourite recipes.
1 bottle dry red wine
6 ounces brandy
2 - 3 oranges, sliced into rounds
2 lemons, sliced into rounds
1/2 cup honey
3 - 6 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves or 2 teaspoons powder
1 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and heat slowly until it begins to steam. Spice to taste. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Serve in mugs.
This recipe is a favourite and bit sweeter for those with a sweet tooth. Great for a dessert option. See recipe.
A great way to keep the mix warm for crowds and parties. As always tweak to suit your style. View Recipe.
A holiday classic with a twist and we love the video with the recipe. Watch here.