The ingredients list is simple, you can use red or white wine, spices you like and even citrus fruits. Experiment, raise your glass and welcome the cold with a rich, hot drink.
<p>Living in a country, known for its vineyards and very tasty wine, it's only natural that as the temperature goes down outside, it goes up with wine. While walking through the city streets in winter, freezing, all bundled up with many layers of clothing, we simply can't resist the comfort, smell of winter spices and the feeling of warmth that comes from mulled wine stands. The ingredients list is simple, you can use red or white wine, spices you like and even citrus fruits. Experiment, raise your glass and welcome the cold with a rich, hot drink.</p>
Wash and peel one lemon and orange. Add the wine to a large saucepan, also add the citrus peel, spices, the vanilla pod, sliced nutmeg, the honey and 2 tsp sugar. Put the saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a boil.
Remove from the heat.
If possible, use unwaxed lemons and oranges.
In a saucepan prepare the syrup. Mix 1 dc water and 3 tsp sugar. Let it simmer, until you get a dark, thick syrup.
Add the wine mix to the syrup and let it simmer on a low heat until the syrup melts completely and infuses the wine.
You can add water to reduce the flavour on this point.
Serve it hot with slices of orange and stick of cinnamon to add an extra kick to the mulled wine.