Warm Drink Wednesday – Festive Mulled Wine

Only two more sleeps until Santa pays us a visit, and regardless of how you have behaved this year we thought we would be nice and treat you to another warm drink Wednesday which is pure Christmas in a glass. So get ready, because today we will be showing you how to make…drum roll please…Mulled Wine.

There’s nothing more inviting then the smell of mulled spices simmering to welcome your guests out of the cold, you’ll soon be snuggling around the fire, and the celebrations can kick off – full steam ahead! 

So whether this is a tradition, or could be a potential new addition to your celebrations, let Soak&Sleep help you create the perfect day. 

Shopping list

~ 1 Clementine
~ Half a Lemon’s Peel
~ 3-6 Tablespoons of Sugar
~ 1 Cinnamon Stick
~ 1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
~ Half a Teaspoon of Cloves
~ A Capful of Vanilla Extract
~ 1 Bottle of Red Wine
~ 2 Star Anise

Step one

Start by cutting your clementine and lemon, and remember don’t throw away the peal as you will need these too.

Warm drink wednesday peals

Step two

Place these into a pan with the sugar and heat until a syrup has formed. 

orange pieces and peal in a pan with sugar Step three

Add the cinnamon stick (broken in half), nutmeg, and cloves.

Spices added to mulled wine Step four 

Pour in half the bottle of wine, and the vanilla essence, and heat gently. 

Add in the red wine and vanilla essence to the mulled wine

 Step five 

 Add in the reminder of the wine, and the two star anise, and heat gently.

Mulled wine Star AniseStep six

Chuck on some Boney M, put your feet up, and relax with the soothing aroma of mulled spices. Yum!

Mulled wine in a glass

So there you have it, share with us your Mulled Wine moments, and tune is next week for our last Warm Drink Wednesday – of 2015 that is ;).

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