Mulled wine

Makes 5 cups
5 minutes
30 minutes

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  • 2 oranges
  • 24 cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bottles Medium-quality red wine (R40 each)
  • Brandy, to taste

Stud each orange with 12 cloves, then halve the oranges. Place into a large, heavy-bottomed pot along with the water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks on a high-heat.

Bring to a boil, stirring continually and boil until it has reduced into a light syrup, if you're worried that it might burn, reduce the heat.

Lower the heat and allow the pan to cool for 5 minutes, then add your wine. If you add the wine straight away some of it might boil, giving you a bitter taste and burning off the alcohol.

Allow the wine to heat through thoroughly, being careful not to boil. Add a tablespoon of brandy at a time until you reach you desired flavour.

Serve in warmed, thick glasses.


Harry Phillips

Recipe by: Harry Phillips

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