Jamie’s Mulled Wine

Christmas in a Glass
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“Come the festive season, there's nothing better than a spiced, warming glass of this mulled wine. ” This is dead simple to make and tastes like Christmas in a glass. It’s a lovely celebration of those traditional festive spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. If you’ve got your own favourite spices, then feel free to add those to the pot too. Let everything cook away and warm up gently so the flavours have time to mingle with the wine. I like to leave my mulled wine ticking over on a really low heat and just ladle some into glasses as and when guests pop in.
Servings
10 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
10 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Christmas in a Glass
Print Recipe
“Come the festive season, there's nothing better than a spiced, warming glass of this mulled wine. ” This is dead simple to make and tastes like Christmas in a glass. It’s a lovely celebration of those traditional festive spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. If you’ve got your own favourite spices, then feel free to add those to the pot too. Let everything cook away and warm up gently so the flavours have time to mingle with the wine. I like to leave my mulled wine ticking over on a really low heat and just ladle some into glasses as and when guests pop in.
Servings
10 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
10 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Peel large sections of peel from your clementines, lemon and lime using a speed peeler.
  2. Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the clementine juice.
  3. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and about 10 to 12 gratings of nutmeg.
  4. Throw in your halved vanilla pod and stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar.
  5. 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. 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.
  6. When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and add your star anise and the rest of the wine.
  7. Gently heat the wine and after around 5 minutes, when it’s warm and delicious, ladle it into glasses and serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Carol via JamieOliver.com

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Sweet Cherry Sauce

Sweet Cherry Sauce
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Fabulous over ice cream, cheesecake, tart desserts, and especially when served with ham! The recipe halves well, too.
Sweet Cherry Sauce
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Fabulous over ice cream, cheesecake, tart desserts, and especially when served with ham! The recipe halves well, too.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add water to the reserved liquid to make 1-1/2 cups.
  2. In a 2 QT saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the 1-1/2 cups of cherry liquid. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in butter, cinnamon, cloves, and lemon juice. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in cherries.
Recipe Notes

*Janice substitutes 1/4 each of ground cinnamon and cloves in place of the whole spices.

Delicious with Citrus Semifreddo

 

Recipe courtesy of Carol via her friend Janice.

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