Okay so wine’s wine, and it’s never going to have the health benefits of kale or broccoli.
But, it is Christmas and time to treat yourself after a successful year, so I’d love you to try out my healthier Mulled wine recipe to celebrate the festive season.
The recipe substitutes using sugar, with dried fruits and spices.
To me, if Christmas had a scent, the warm, cinnamon-y aroma of Mulled Wine would definitely be it.
You will need:
- 1 bottle of red table wine
- 2 cups of water
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 5 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 grated nutmeg
- Rind of 1 orange
- 1 chunk of ginger
Bring water, raisins, cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, orange rind and ginger to the boil in a saucepan. Then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the red wine and simmer for another 10 minutes. Strain the mulled wine and serve immediately. I like to put little orange peel curls or cinnamon sticks in each glass for decoration and extra flavour.
Merry Christmas Eve!