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Mulled wine- Well Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it! From the German Christmas market to midnight mass you’ll be able to grab a glass or two. Why not make some yourself for your family and friends with this very easy recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 10
2 clementines
1 lemon
1 lime
200 g caster sugar
6 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
3 fresh bay leaves
1 whole nutmeg, for grating
1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways
2 star anise
2 bottles Chianti or other Italian red wine

METHOD

1. Peel large sections of peel from your clementines, lemon and lime using a speed peeler.

2. Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the clementine juice. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and about 10 to 12 gratings of nutmeg. Throw in your halved vanilla pod and stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar.

3. Let this simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine and then bring to the boil.

4. Keep on a rolling boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you’ve got a beautiful thick syrup. The reason I’m doing this first is to create a wonderful flavour base by really getting the sugar and spices to infuse and blend well with the wine. It’s important to do make a syrup base first because it needs to be quite hot, and if you do this with both bottles of wine in there you’ll burn off the alcohol.

A great Drink to make at Christmas time to share with friends,Hearty and warming whether you are drinking inside or out.Find similar recipes at jamie oliver

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About Zena Grantham

Zena is a baking fanatic spending most of her free time dreaming up her next tasty recipe. She has been known to accidentally make people fall off their diet or healthy eating wagon with chocolate cakes!

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