Not feeling that Christmas themed cocktail? Fear not! Try this ginger infused version of mulled wine to give you that cosy, (alcoholic), Christmas feeling! What makes it even better? Not piling in that sugar of course! Instead, why not true and use natural sugars such as honey to sweeten up your mulled wine this year?

mulledwinechicago.jpg

Mulled wine inspiration: delicious mulled wine in ceramic mugs at the Chicago Christkindlmarket!

  1. Pour wine into large saucepan and cook over low heat.
  2. Add lemon and orange zest to the wine.
  3. Place the spices into an empty tea satchel. Put the satchel into the saucepan and brew the mixture for 30 minutes.
  4. Add sweetener of your choice to taste.
  5. Pour the wine through a strainer and serve in heatproof glasses. Garnish each glass with a sliced orange or cinnamon stick.
  1. Pour wine into large saucepan and cook over low heat.
  2. Add lemon and orange zest to the wine.
  3. Place the spices into an empty tea satchel. Put the satchel into the saucepan and brew the mixture for 30 minutes.
  4. Add sweetener of your choice to taste.
  5. Pour the wine through a strainer and serve in heatproof glasses. Garnish each glass with a sliced orange or cinnamon stick.

So, what do I need make this delicious beverage?

– 750ml bottle of red wine
– Honey to sweeten
– 5 whole cloves
– 2 (or 3) cinnamon sticks
– 2 cardamom pods
– 1 fresh piece of peeled, crushed ginger
– 2-3 oranges, sliced and zested
– 1 lemon, sliced and zested

How do I make this cup of goodness?

  1. Pour wine into large saucepan and boil over low heat.
  2. Add honey to sweeten. Keep simmering until it dissolves into the wine.
  3. Add lemon and orange zest to the wine.
  4. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and ginger to the saucepan.
  5. Taste; is it sweet enough? If not, add more honey.
  6. Add slices of fresh orange and lemon.
  7. Simmer until the wine becomes a delicious infusion of all of those delicious spices.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

pexels-photo-225224

Advertisements