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Two Warming Christmas Mulled Wine Recipes…

December 21st 2015
By: Melanie

If we were to try and sum up the smell of Christmas for most of us it would be the scent of aromatic spices such as ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon – they are used in so many Christmas recipes from fruit cakes to mulled wine. So if you are hosting a festive evening what could be better than serving up some simmering mulled wine, and it doesn’t just have to be red wine, there are some tasty white alternatives too.

This is Essex Chef’s Jamie Oliver’s Red Mulled wine recipe:

You will need:

·  2 clementines

·  1 lemon

·  1 lime

·  200 g caster sugar

·  6 whole cloves

·  1 stick cinnamon

·  3 fresh bay leaves

·  1 whole nutmeg, for grating

·  1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways

·  2 star anise

·  2 bottles Chianti or other Italian red wine
 

Read more at http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/recipe/jamie-s-mulled-wine/#gX2FxxFI23PrI0js.99

Here is a classic white mulled wine recipe from the BBC Good Food website:

You will need:

• 2 bottles cheap-ish white wine, medium-dry is good

• 500ml bottle light cider 

• 150ml elderflower cordial

• zest 2 lemons  (pared into strips using a vegetable peeler)

• 2 cinnamon sticks

• 1 vanilla pod, split

• 4-5 tbsp caster sugar

All you need to do is to Put all the ingredients into a pan and heat until steaming but not boiling. Ladle into mugs or glasses to serve, while you keep the rest warm on a low heat.