Mulled wine, also known as spiced wine, is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins, served hot or warm. It is alcoholic, although there are non-alcoholic versions of it. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas. It is served at Christmas markets in Europe.
Mulled wine originated in the 2nd century. It was created by the Romans who would heat wine to defend their bodies against the cold winter. As the Romans conquered much of Europe throughout the next century, their love for mulled wine spread across their empire and the regions they traded with.
As its popularity continued to grow throughout the middle ages, Europeans would mix heated wine with spices because they believed it would promote health and avoid sickness. They would also use herbs and flowers as natural sweeteners to make unpalatable wines taste a lot nicer.
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Mulled Wine | Vin Chaud (French Mulled Wine)
Course : Beverage
Cuisine : Globle
Prep time : 5 minutes
Process time : 10minutes
Total time : 15 minutes
Red wine - 1 glass
Cinnamon stick- 1 inch
Cloves - 6
Star anise - 1
Cardamom - 2
Demerara sugar - 2 tsp
Ginger chopped - 1 inch
Orange peel - 3
Orange fruit - 1/2
In a heavy bottom pan, pour 1 glass of wine
Add cinnamon, cloves, star anise,cardamom and cloves to the wine
Now add demerara sugar to it with chopped ginger to the wine
Twist the orange peels, add to it along with orange fruit to the wine
Gently boil for 10 minutes in lowest flame.
NOTE: I used 1 glass of wine, if need you can use full bottle just double the spices and boil them and can store.
"Smile. There's mulled wine here."