Well the winter is upon us with its cold. Christmas is near. Which could be the most appropriate drink for those long walks in the snow? For the grow ups out there is home made spiced wine, or mulled wine. Spiced with cinnamon, sugar, oranges, apples, aniseed, ginger, pepper, honey, bay leaves, cloves, almonds, raisins, or everything else that goes through your head, spiced wine is good in any combinations.
After a quick search i found out that the origins of spiced wine are in the Middle Ages when hot spiced wines were served to the aristocracy.
This type of beverage is known in France as "Vin Chaud", in Italy "Vin Brule", in Germany "Gluhwein" and in Sweden "Glogg".
Let's see how it is made!
- Prep Time : 10 minutes
- Cook Time : 20 minutes
- Yield : 4
- Allergens : Oranges
- Grate the orange peel making some orange zest. Don't use the hole peel, we only need a teaspoon of zest. From the peeled orange make orange juice.
- Peel the other orange and cut it into cubes along with the apple.
- In a pot add the orange and apple cubes, water, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, sugar and orange juice.
- Put the pot on the stove top and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the sugar melts and all the flavors have blended together.
- Add the wine and let it boil for another 10 minutes.
- Serve it hot.
Enjoy your meal!
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