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Mulled Wine with Brandy and Spices

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 Fragrant hot mulled wine is perfect alcohol drink for cold autumn and winter days. This recipe was brought to the USA from Germany. It`s called Gluhwein or “glow wine” over there. Traditionally this hot drink is made with amaretto or rum. The recipe for our mulled wine is very easy. All you need is to choose the best combination of the ingredients and mix them following the instruction.

  •         Wine. You can choose both red and white wine. The most popular choice is cheap red wine. You can use dry wine as veggies and spices will be added to this drink.
  •         Any liquor you like. This hot winter drink drink - desc learn more... can remind you of summer sangria. To enrich the taste of this drink, use brandy. However, you can replace it with vodka or rum.
  •         Fruit. You can add your favorite fruit or berries to make the taste of mulled wine better. Blackberries and cranberries are used the quite often.
  •         Oranges. Don`t forget to add this bright fruit. It will give your drink citrus flavor. You can also replace it with the slices of lemon or fresh tangerines.
  •         Spices. Choice of spices depends on you taste. However, there are several classical ingredients: cinnamon, cloves, star anise. To make your drink better, don`t forget to remove all the spices out of the glass before serving it.

 And now let`s get down to the recipe itself.

 

 

Ingredients for
servings
сals/100 gr
Red wine
1 bottle
73 cals
Brandy
0.5 cup
245 cals
Orange
1 pcs
25 cals
Cloves
4 pcs
Star anise
2 pcs
Blackberries
0.5 cup
35 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
378 cals
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Instructions:
  1. Cooking this drink is extremely easy. Combine all the ingredients in the large pan.
  2. Preheat wine but do not let it boil. This is the easiest way to spoil your drink as in such a way you will boil off all the alcohol.
  3. Cook your hot drink, stirring constantly.
  4. In 5-10 minutes turn off the fire. Take all the spices out of the pan.
  5. Serve mulled wine in high glasses. If you like, you can serve it with the slices of fresh orange.

This drink will give you the warmth and make all your life better! But be careful not to spoil your drink. Here are several moments you should keep in your mind.

  •         Do not add too many spices. You will definitely spoil the taste of your drink in such a way.
  •         This drink tastes better when cooked with apple juice or apple cider. You can also add slices of apple to taste.
  •         Do not be in a hurry. Cook mulled wine slowly.

Cook a big pan of mulled wine for your company and enjoy the taste of this spicy fragrant drink! 

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