We’re entering the season of warm drinks, cozy fireplaces and staying indoors. It’s the time to spice up and what better way than with a favourite hot mulled wine recipe. There are a lot of versions of mulled wine in every culture, the most known is probably the traditional German glühwein recipe usually served in the evenings after a particular cold day.

 

Here’s a recipe to try for a de-alcoholised mulled wine:

 

2 bottles of Lautus Savvy Red

2 Oranges, sliced into rounds

6 whole cloves

1 cinnamon sticks

3 fresh bay leaves

2 star anise

1 vanilla pod (or a teaspoon of vanilla extract)

200g caster sugar

 

In large saucepan bring all ingredients to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 15 minutes and keep warm for up to 3 hours.

Serve using a large ladle and garnish with orange slices, cinnamon sticks and star anise.