With its warm temperature, spiced flavour and traditional red wine base, mulled wine has to be one of the most comforting winter drinks around. If the cold evenings are starting to affect your mood, we suggest wrapping yourself in a blanket and whipping up this tasty classic to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
-1 bottle of premium red wine
– 1 slice orange
– 1/4 cup of honey or brown sugar
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 4 whole cloves
– 1 vanilla bean, halfed
Place the honey, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla bean and sliced orange into a saucepan over low heat, with one cup of cold water. Cook and stir for around three minutes and then add the wine. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to the boil. Strain into heatproof glasses, garnish with orange, and serve.
Now you’ve got the recipe, all you need to do is get the ingredients. Apart from the wine, you’ll be able to find everything from your local convenience store. We have included a few local Newcastle bottleshops that are able to provide the perfect red for your mulled wine creation!
Are you a fan of hot alcoholic drinks and want to find a few more recipes? Click here to check out our guide to the perfect hot toddy.
Have you got a favourite bottleshop in Newcastle that we haven’t mentioned? We’d love to know about it!