Mid Winter Warmer : Mulled Wine Recipe
In festive appreciation of our WOLF-ISH mid winter in store event this Thursday, we are sharing this beautiful mulled wine recipe from everyone's favourite, Jamie Oliver. Spiced, delicious, christmas in a glass. We will have plenty to go around on the night!
See you at WE'AR Ponsonby or Waiheke stores from 5pm Thursday 16th June.
122 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
114 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island
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2 clementines (or oranges)
200g castor sugar
6 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
3 fresh bay leaves
1 whole nutmeg, for grating
1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways
2 star anise
2 bottles Chianti, or other red wine
Peel large sections of peel from your clementines, lemon and lime using a speed peeler. Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the clementine juice. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and about 10 to 12 gratings of nutmeg. Throw in your halved vanilla pod and stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar.
Let this simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine and then bring to the boil. Keep on a rolling boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you’ve got a beautiful thick syrup. The reason I’m doing this first is to create a wonderful flavour base by really getting the sugar and spices to infuse and blend well with the wine. It’s important to make a syrup base first because it needs to be quite hot, and if you do this with both bottles of wine in there you’ll burn off the alcohol.
When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and add your star anise and the rest of the wine. Gently heat the wine and after around 5 minutes, when it’s warm and delicious, ladle it into glasses and serve.
Recipe from www.jamieoliver.com