Spiced mulled wine is a Christmas favourite and it’s very easy to make. Mulled wine takes about 50 minutes to make, because it needs time to infuse and cook. Express.co.uk talks you through BBC Good Food’s mulled wine recipe that serves six people.
What’s the best wine for mulled wine?
When mulling wine, you shouldn’t use an expensive wine.
Always use a fruity, young and bright red wine that is ideally unoaked.
Make sure it’s boozy and full of fruits and high tannins.
Some experts say you can use rosé or white wine too, if you like.
Put the red wine, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemon zest and sugar in a large pan.
Cook on a low heat for 10 mins.
Remove from the heat and cool, leaving to infuse for about 30 mins.
To serve, heat without boiling and pour into mugs or heatproof glasses.
If you are using sloe gin, stir in about 100ml while heating the mulled wine.