Every year, sometime around the end of November, when the weather gets cold and the German Christmas Market in Bristol opens, I fall in love with mulled wine. This festive drink is a must have if you visit a German Christmas market. The first time I’ve had mulled wine this year was last week in Birmingham with my blogger friend, Hannah. The wine was served in the cutest little santa mugs, you can see a picture here.
Mulled wine or Glühwein is the most soul warming drink ever. This wine is richly spicy and aromatic, if you make it at home, your kitchen will smell like Christmas. I make it with star anise, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and of course orange for a fruity hint to the wine.
There are so many different things that you can do with the wine. You can add different fruits like apples and lemons, you can add nuts, raisins, ginger or even rum and brandy to enhance the flavour. You can use red or white wine to make this, but red wine is much more popular.
This week I was experimenting with mulled wine recipes, and tried making it in my Redmond Multicooker, what I love about this is that the mulled wine is extremely easy to make, it’s ready in around 20 minutes and the multicooker keeps it warm until you are ready to serve it (if you can wait!).
I use Multicooker Redmond RMC-M150E and it seriously makes life much much easier. I use it to make soups, pilaffs, steamed fish and veg, hot drinks, different bakes and many more!
If you are still looking for a Christmas gift for your foodie friend or family member, get them a Redmond multicooker and they will love you forever, trust me! This kitchen gadgets replaces so many other machines that we usually buy for our kitchens, like slow cookers, rice cookers, soup makers, steamers, electric kettles, mini ovens and many more.
What is your favourite Christmas drink?
- 1 litre red wine
- 50 grams granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cardamom pods
- ¼ ground nutmeg
- 3 star anise
- juice of 1 orange
- juice of 1 lemon
- Pour wine into multicooker (or saucepan), add sugar and spices (whole spices must be put in a muslin) and juice of lemon and orange.
- Cook on low heat (on multicooker choose "Cook" programme for 20 minutes), the wine should almost boil.
- Strain and ladle into glasses or mugs while still warm.
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