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Traditional English Recipe - Mulled Wine

A real winter warmer. Perfect at Christmas.


2 lemons
2 oranges
1 - 750 ml bottle of full bodied red wine
Nutmeg (to taste) 
Cloves (to taste)
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup (250 ml) demorara sugar (optional) 
Water (optional softener instead of tea) 
4 large cinnamon sticks 
4 candy canes


  1. Slice the lemons and oranges.
  2. Pour the red wine into a saucepan and gradually heat. 
  3. Add the fruit slices, nutmeg, cinnamon stick (1) and cloves.
  4. Keep an eye on the mixture and wait until it becomes hot to the touch (do not bring to the boil).
  5. At this point you could mix in the sugar or water (to taste).
  6. Pour into glasses/mugs.
  7. Garnish each drink with a cinnamon stick. 


To garnish: To add a small decoration, often edible, to a savoury dish just before serving to enhance its finished appearance.

To pour: To transfer a liquid from one container to another.

To slice: To cut something into even-sized thin pieces using a sharp knife or food processor.

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