Hot Winter Wine Recipes

Hot Winter Wine Recipes

As the cold winter slowly settles in, we feel like we have to start finding ways to get warm. Warmer clothes, warmer blankets and warmer shoes. How about warmer wine too? It’s a lovely and tasty addition to your winter home idyll in front of the TV with your beloved one or to the fun celebrations with friends and family. Hot wine is a perfect way to add something special to the cold winter days and nights. There are many ways you can prepare hot wine at home. Here are some of the recipes we’d like to share with you.

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Jamie’s mulled wine

It’s very easy to make it and it has a delightful taste. Put cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon in a pot together with the wine. If there are other spices that you love very much, you can add them too. Then let all the ingredients warm up, so that the flavours of all of them can mix up with the wine. When it’s ready, you may leave it tick on a low heat, so that it’s always ready to serve when new guests come in.

Gluhwein (Mulled wine)

The ingredients you need for this recipe are half a cup of water, half a cup of sugar, cloves, cinnmon sticks, orange and a bottle of red wine. Mix everything together in a big pot (squeeze the orange and add the juice in the mix). Heat it for about 15minutes but don’t boil. Serve in preheated mugs.

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Mulled spiced wine

For this recipe you need red wine, cup of rum or brandy, 2 cups of water, vanilla bean, 5 cloves, 10 cardamom pods, cinnamon, sugar and lemon zest. Put everything together in a large pot and let is simmer for about 15 minutes. Decorate with an almond or fresh cranberries in the bottom of the mugs or glasses.

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The Oxford Bishop’s 19th C spiced mulled port wine

As the name sounds very complicated, the recipe itself isn’t so. You need the juice of one orange, 16 cloves, brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, water, a whole orange and wine. Preheat the oven to 200 C and place the cloves and the orange which is cut in halves. Bake for about 15 minutes and at the same time boil the rest of the ingredients, without the orange juice. When you’re ready, add the baked orange halves in the pan and the orange juice but make sure you only heat it without boiling it this time. This recipe is enough for about six people. Serve in a big punch bowl with the orange halves in.

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Honey mulled wine

This is a delicious recipe. You need red wine, cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns, ¾ cup of water, and honey. Heat all the ingredients in a pan and when ready, serve with a cinnamon stick.

Hot Toddy

You need 40ml of rum, preferrably Barcelo Gran Anejo, 10ml of The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, sugar syrup and hot Dajeeling tea. You may add nutmeg and orange zest. Serve it in a tea cup.

There are many delicious recipes for hot wine that will not only warm your body but also your soul. They are very easy to make and the result is always tasty and lovely. Hot wine is a perfect drink that will add an enchanting warm sense to your winter time.

Jack Sheamus

Jack Sheamus

 

Author Bio: Jack has been to many different places around the world. With his part time job at http://www.tenancyclean.co.uk/end-of-tenancy-cleaning-sw19-wimbledon/ he has enough time to travel enough.

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