Mulled wine is really setting up the mood for Christmas. Since I have lived in East of France, I cannot have any Christmas without any of those. Every year I browse the Alsacian Christmas market in search of my holly drink.
Last week end it was not in Alsace I was but Notting Hill, London and I was looking at the stands of the flee market in Portobello street I got really interested in a pop up stand selling mulled ciders and berry mulled wine.
The berries bring sweetness to the drink. I added also in my version of this drink apples, brandy and home made blueberry drink from this summer.)Recipe :
- a bottle of Wine ( Bordeau )
- berries ( blueberries & raspberries )
- a spoon of Port Wine
- a spoon of blueberry sirup
- 2 sticks of cinnamon
- 50 grams of brown sugar
- 3 cloves of anis star
- an apple cut in pieces
- 1 vanilla pod
- orange peeling
- the juice of an orange
- Add of the fruits and spices to the wine and warm gently.