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DRINK OF THE MONTH DEC - MULLED WINE

December 1, 2015

 

Time to get warm and cozy

Winter has arrived in Moscow and the city is getting ready for the pre-Christmas period.

I love this time of the year,when the whole capital is decorated with colorful fairy lights and the temperatures are way below zero.

Perfect time to spend cozy evenings with friends and drink a hot Mulled wine!

The Mulled wine is usually prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus and sugar.

 

How to make your own Mulled wine:

 

Ingredients:

- 1 bottle red wine

- 1 orange, sliced

- 1⁄2cup sugar

- 2 cups water

- 1 teaspoon ground cloves

- 2 cinnamon sticks

- 2 -3  star anise

 

Instructions:

Combine the orange, sugar, water, and spices in a large steel pot.

Slowly bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Reduce the heat, add the wine, and slowly reheat but do not boil.

Serve hot in mugs.

 

Enjoy and get warm and cozy!

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