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Mulled Wine

2 oz. Dark Brown Sugar
5 oz. Water
3 Cloves (no more)
1 Stick Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Freshly grated Nutmeg
Juice and Grated Zest of 1 Orange
1 Bottle Red Wine

Put the sugar, water, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Let these simmer together gently for 6 to 7 minutes.
Strain the syrup from the spices (keep these for the next batch).
Add the spiced syrup to the wine and put on a gentle heat to warm up (If it comes to the boil all the alcohol will be gone).
If you have some vacuum flasks put the wine in while hot, this is easier than trying to reheat carefully in the middle of a party.



April 14, 2006 09:12 PM | 0 Comments
  Martin Dwyer
Consultant Chef