Cracking cranberry mulled wine

Cracking cranberry mulled wine



·       750 ml bottle of dry red wine (doesn’t have to be the best quality)

       3 Teaspoons of Cranberry Cracker

·       50ml of brandy 

·       1 orange, sliced into rounds 

·       4 whole cloves

·       1 cinnamon sticks

·       2 tablespoons sugar or your desired sweetener

Alternatively if your not a big wine fan you can change the wine in this recipe for a good quality local cider


The Method


1.    place sliced orange, cloves, cinnamon in a muslin bag (If you don’t have a muslin cloth or bag you can just add this to the wine and strain them out later.

2.   To a large cooking pot add the wine, 3 teaspoons of cranberry Cracker and the spice bag and stir briefly to combine.

3.   Cook the mulled wine on medium-high heat until it just barely reaches a simmer.  (Avoid letting it bubble — you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.)  Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least15 minutes or up to 3 hours.

4.   Remove your spice bag or strain your mulled wine through a fine sieve to remove the spices and add the brandy

Give the mulled wine a taste and stir in extra sweetener if needed.

5.   Serve warm in heat proof mugs or cups topped with your favourite garnishes I like a little orange peel twist or cinnamon stick stirrer.

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