Mulled Wine

Spices! Spices everywhere! Cakes, Biscuits, mulled wine and chocolate. Heuuu, mulled wine, anyone?
What’s Christmas without a glass of mulled wine? I love getting cosy with a great mug of mulled wine. Smells good, tastes good and it is comforting to your heart. What’s not to like?

It’s 12 degrees in London and is raining outside.. Well I guess it’s not a surprise, is it? It’s cold and even the thermostat doesn’t like what it’s showing.

Mulled wine
Mulled wine

That’s when homemade mulled wine comes into the picture.

Mulled wine is something unusual for me, see, don’t forget I am an Island Girl. Back home we drink Rum, oh yeah, and a lot of it…But on my first trip to Paris, Montmartre is where I discovered the fragrance and the taste of vin chaud. Yeah I said it’s Vin chaud, sorry guys! It just feels natural to call it that.

Vin chaud is easy to come across the Christmas markets of France and countries all over Europe. It started to be famous in the UK as well but we all know that it is a European delicacy.

The smell of cinnamon evokes the festive season, all you have to do is warm the wine on the stove and stir in the brown sugar till it melts. Then just drop in the mulling items: orange, cinnamon, anise, cloves, ginger, apple and wait a bit. Just be patient! Only a few more minutes…When it’s ready, serve it in glass mugs.

Mulled wine
Mulled wine

 

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