You can be enjoying a delicious glass of mulled red wine all year around with this simple mulling spices recipe. Traditionally, variations of this spicy drink are drunk around Christmas time and various holidays all through Europe, and probably the world. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Note: The recipe below makes enough for four 750ml bottles. If you want more, just double or treble the quantities. Or reduce the quantities if you would like less.
What You'll Need: (makes about 8 tablespoons)
8-10 whole star anise
2 tbsp allspice berries
1 tbsp brown sugar
10-12 green cardamom pods
2 tsp whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 medium sized orange
A piece of fresh ginger root
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
That's all there is to it!
You add the ginger and orange only when making the drink. (Recipe below)
Note: Just before using give the parcel a bash with something heavy. This will crack the ingredients and help release the flavours. (Wrap the parcel in a tea towel first so as to prevent it splitting)
Note 2: I believe you can buy bags just for mulling purposes. So use these if you prefer.
How to Make:
Drink hot or warm and enjoy!
You can leave the orange and ginger in and drink it as it is if you prefer.