Spiced or aromatized mulled wine is used as the beverage for keeping all family warm in winter. Delices and Gourmandises offers the recipe of one of the most popular mulled wines: the one aromatized with orange.
Mulled wine is used for ages as medicine and for warming the family in winter
Known since the roman antiquity, spied and mulled wine rapidly conquers European aristocracy before being adopted by people. The phenomenon was incredible after the authorities authorized each family to produce their own alcoholic drinks. Most appreciated for its ability to warm, the beverage is widely used in Scandinavian and German countries, but also in some east European countries.
White wine is sometimes used but the red wines are the stars of mulled wines recipes. You can find some very good ones at Delices and Gourmandises. Their natural components mixed with spices help the body to fight against tiredness and infections. It is very efficient to prevent and fight cold and many winter diseases.
Orange aromatized mulled wine by Delices and Gourmandises
For a beverage for 6 persons, you will need:
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 100gr honey or 200gr brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon stocks
- 2 cloves
- 2 star anise
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Peel the orange and slice it; do not throw away the zests. Put the fruits and the wine into a pan. Cook at middle heat and add the honey or the brown sugar, the worn orange zest. Do not let the mixture boil and add the sliced lemon and the anise. Let the beverage infuse for all night. At morning, your beverage will be ready. Do not forget to warm it before serving it.
Many great red wines are proposed by Delices and Gourmandises: Domaine de Lascamp, Les amis de la Beaume, or Château le Vinata.