Mulled Wine – smells like Christmas

MULLED WINE – smells like Christmas

A tradition or an alternative from our Crabbie’s Hot Toddy – this year we’re trying out a BBC recipe


What you need…

1 bottle red wine

60g/2oz demerara sugar

1 cinnamon stick

grated nutmeg

1 orange, halved

1 dried bay leaf

60ml/2fl oz sloe or damson gin (optional)

Build it…

Put the wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, bayleaf and the spices.

Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Taste to see if you want the wine sweeter, and add more sugar to taste.

Off the heat, stir in the sloe or damson gin if you are using it.

Strain into heatproof glasses and serve at once.

Below are our suggested red wines for this recipe: