Christmas Mulled Wine Recipes
source: Delia Smith
1 orange stuck with cloves
2 inch (5 cm) piece cinnamon stick
2 lemons, sliced
2 level teaspoons fresh root ginger finely grated or ground ginger
2 oranges, sliced
2 tablespoons fruit liqueur such as Cointreau, Grand Marnier or cherry brandy (optional)
2 x 75 cl bottles medium to full-bodied red wine
6 level tablespoons granulated sugar or honey
1. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan with 2½ pints (1½ litres) water then heat to simmering point, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved
2. Keep it barely at simmering point for at least 20 minutes (but do not boil or all the alcohol will evaporate).
This can be made in advance, then re-heated just before the serving. Serve it warm in half-pint mugs (in which case there will be 12 servings) or else in 24 sturdy wine glasses.