The aroma of spiced wine is perhaps one our favourite smells of the festive season. We’ve put together a list of tips to make the perfect ‘Christmas in a glass’ mulled wine. Let the grape stained lips and warming of the soul begin…
TIP 1 | Never boil your mulled wine. It’ll affect the flavour and burn off all of the alcohol.
TIP 2 | Use a dry to semi-dry red. Anything rich, acidic or too sweet will only be enhanced and less friendly to sip on.
TIP 3 | Gently warm your spices in the pan BEFORE adding the wine, this will help to release more flavour.
TIP 4 | Go with the traditional mulled wine spices and try giving it a boost with cardamom, rosemary, fresh ginger or vanilla pods.
TIP 5 | For sweet citrus flavours, use fresh clementines or mandarins – blood oranges are also a good option.
TIP 6 | Use a linen cloth for all the spices and add a fresh citrus peel or chopped fruits for garnish.
TIP 7 | Let it brew, give it at the very least 20 mins before serving to really let the flavours mingle.
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