mulled wine

➳ We’ve been blessed with some sunshine today, so we packed our things and decided to have a day out in the wild. We brought some mulled wine to heat over the fire 🔥

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Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and raisins. It is served hot or warm and may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic

It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Yule and Christmas. 

Ingredients

4 cups apple cider
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
¼ cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, zested and juiced
4 whole cloves
3 star anise
4 oranges, peeled, for garnish

How To

Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.


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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 12 - MULLED WINE

sorry in advance for the jitteryness of the giffs. 

Ahem..

Joker has found some leftover cheap wine one of his henchmen left during their last stay at this particular hideaway. He heats it to have something warm when company arrives naturally he makes the most of the situation.

…..I don’t think he’ll come too quietly though or maybe escape stupidly fast afterwards,

Mulled Wine

I recently reblogged a post on winter wine and figured I’d share my personal version of mulled wine, as taught to me by my roommate.

Originally posted by butteryplanet

What you’ll need:

-Two of the cheapest, largest boxed wines you can find (preferably red, but one red and one white works as well). I’m talking higher alcohol content than price here

-Three oranges

-Two apples (I prefer Granny Smith but any kind is fine)

-Two lemons

-5-6 Sticks of cinnamon

-As much star anise as you can stand

-A cup of white sugar (more if you want a sweeter drink)

-Some honey if desired

-Pinch or two of salt

-Cloves

Step One: Cut up all your fruit into quarters, removing seeds as necessary

Step Two: Put it all in a big ass pot

Step Three: Heat, stirring occasionally. Make sure it does not boil and that the sugar/honey dissolves

Step Four: Drink!

A few of my friends like to make caramel to put in it as well or top it with cinnamon or nutmeg. Another friend of mine melts butter into his, so feel free to spice it up however you want! I personally add a lot of honey to mine as I prefer a sweet drink to the drier mulled wine you can make.

You can use a similar recipe to make mulled cider using apple cider instead of wine so if you don’t want to consume alcohol you can still make this!

Mulled wine

He graciously accepted the glass and wrapped his hands around it, relishing the heat. He blew delicately across the top to cool it down before taking a sip. Balin was right, it was very good. The balance of spices was just right, cinnamon and nutmeg dancing on his taste buds. He took a larger gulp. Delicious. In no time at all they were on their second glass, then a third, then a fourth.

The conversation had long since deviated from the topic of Ori’s schooling in favour of reminiscing of days gone by.

“But of course it ended up all over his face!” Both dwarves laughed raucously at Balin’s anecdote. They giggled like dwarflings as Balin tried to pour the remainder of the wine into their glasses and missed entirely, causing a fair bit to slosh onto the floor. 

I helped out at the village advent market yesterday and managed to get my hands on some mulled wine with rum(4 cups to be exact). Aside from getting a little pissed(drunk) it also caused me to remember one of my favourite Darlin yule ficlets by silentlagoon, Mulled wine. If you haven’t read it and you like Darlin, you should. It’s short and cute.

Yuletide Mulled ‘Wine’

I meant to post this around Christmas Yuletide. Oops. Forgive me … I keep telling myself this is the perfect season for hot drinks for anyone living south of the equator. Yes, that is how I will console myself. Yes yes. 

Mulled ‘Wine’ (printable)

Ingredients

32 oz (950mL) grape juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup (240mL) orange juice or apple cider
zest of 1 orange
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup (85g) honey

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker or in a big pot on the stove. Heat through and let simmer (barely! no boiling) for 4-6 hours. Taste, and adjust ingredients to taste. 

Note: Sure, you can use real wine. Why not? I haven’t done it myself, so I can’t tell you exactly what will happen. I just recommend omitting the vinegar.