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How To Make Mulled Wine Easily

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Mulled wine is just a concoction of spices and citrus peel, added, usually, to red wine. It’s been around for years, and each country has its own variation. It’s perfect for those wintry festive seasons, or cold nights in. If you are looking for an easy party drink to make, this mulled wine will be the talk of your party or event.
What you'll need: 
2 bottles of red wine
2 oranges
1 lime
1 lemon
3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
2 inch or 2 tablespoons of ginger peeled and finely sliced
6 tablespoons Demerara sugar (or any other sugar)
4 tablespoons brandy (optional)
Large saucepan to warm ingredients
Wash and cut the oranges, limes and lemons into slices with the peel left on.
Pour the red wine into the saucepan and place on a low flame. Do not boil because this will get rid of the alcohol.
As it starts to warm, put in the brandy, sliced orange, lemon, lime, ginger, cloves, sugar and cinnamon sticks into the saucepan with the wine.
Stir gently until sugar is dissolved. If you want it sweeter, you can add more sugar at this point.
Continue to simmer on low heat for about an hour or until steaming, to bring out all the flavours.
Remove from heat, and allow to cool down a bit before serving.
You can now serve it warm in wine glasses, using a ladle or spoon deep enough to scoop up liquid.
It’s a waste of money buying mulled wine, which you have to eventually warm up anyway. Once, you start making your own mulled wine, you may never buy it in a store again. On the plus side, when you make your own, you can vary it according to your taste. You can substitute the oranges with clementines; you can add honey instead of sugar. A couple of bay leaves may be added; basically you can make up your own flavour. Also, don’t feel you have to wait for Christmas to make mulled wine; you can drink it during the cold winter days as well as the cold nights.
The wine doesn’t have to be expensive; you’ll be surprised how tasty cheap wine can taste when spiced up.
If you are adding more sugar while it's simmering, make sure it dissolves well after adding more, and taste for sweetness.


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