Feeling down? Hot wine to the rescue! From a cold remedy to a winter warm-up, this hot wine recipe is a classic elixir for success.
There's nothing like a piping hot glass of mulled wine to beat the cold on a bitter December evening.
Hot wine isn't super popular in Spain (probably because in much of the country our winters are mild) but you do find it at winter fairs.
I decided to try out a new hot wine recipe last week, and it paired perfectly with a batch of cookies I made. There is no better way to get comfort during the cold winter days!
Based on Jamie Oliver's Recipe (but adapted to what I had in the house)!
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Hot Wine Recipe
- 1 Clementine
- 4 strips of lemon peel
- 4 strips of clementine peel
- 6 heaping spoons of sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla bean halved
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 bottle of red wine
- A shot of rum or brandy optional
- Squeeze the clementine juice into a saucepan and add the sugar and citrus peels.
- Add the spices and bring the mixture to a boil, constantly stirring.
- As soon as it boils add ½ cup of red wine. Allow it to simmer slowly until it is reduced to a carmel-like syrup.
- Add the rest of the bottle of wine, cover, and as soon as it is warm, serve. Don't boil unless you want it to be sin alcohol (non-alcoholic)!
- If you want an extra kick add a shot or rum or brandy (I added a shot of Brugal I'd been infusing with vanilla beans)
- Drink and feel the warmth!
This is basically the recipe for surviving the winter, dealing with homesickness, getting over a bad day… you name it! I'm not responsible for what happens after you drink it!
Have you tried this hot wine recipe? I hope you enjoyed!