Christmas time mistletoe and wine..

One of my favourite things about christmas is Mulled wine! I just love the fact it is so warm and the smell is incredible.  I am not really a big drinker and could happily not drink all year I didn’t miss Alcohol at all when I was pregnant but the one thing I really missed was Mulled wine.  Because I didn’t really get to have any last year as I was pregnant in the lead up to christmas and then breast feeding a newborn, so this year I am having it at every opportunity!

Christmas time can be stressful, with all the preparations that need to be made for the big day it can sometimes seem overwhelming. That is why it is best to prepare much as possible in advance. This mulled wine recipe will last in the fridge for  up to 3 days so its something that can be made in advance and just warmed up to serve. It is super easy and will make your kitchen smell so festive. There is nothing nicer then a warm glass of Mulled wine!

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To make mulled wine you will need

3 Cinnamon sticks

15 cloves

2 Oranges

4 Lemons

2 bottles of red wine

150g caster sugar

First you need to  peel the zest finely from 3 lemons and 1 orange and then squeeze the juice. Slice thinly the remaining  fruit and  it cut into quarters save these slices for serving. Pour your wine along with 2 pints of water into a pan along with the peel and juice add in your cloves and cinnamon. Bring everything to a simmer. Cover the pan and leave simmering for around one hour. Stir in your sugar. Serve warm with your fruit slices for decoration. (And if you want to make it extra special, add a glass of brandy.)

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Enjoy! Love M xxx

 

 

 

 

 

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