mulled wine

There’s no winter without a hot cup of mulled wine that we love to warm our ice cold hands with, especially when the weather is extremely chilly outside. The number of variations is simply endless, there are variations for white and red wine too. The good news is, you don’t have to go to the Christmas fair if you are thirsty for the spicy drink, all you have to do is try Gastro-Hack‘s awesome recipe!

As said, to start with, grab a bottle of quality red wine (recommendations: Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc). It’s important to handle the spices separately. First melt 150 g brown sugar and caramelize half of an orange and a piece of ginger (20 g). Add 0,5 litre of water, 2 whole cinnamon sticks, 2 star anise, 10 g clove, 10 g  pimento, 6 pcs juniper berry, and half of a vanilla bean.

Slowly bring them to boil (it could take around 25-30 minutes), and then pour wine into the bowl. Heat it to the required temperature, but do not boil, because it would lose the alcohol and ruin the intensity of flavours. Before serving, decorate your mulled wine with a slice of orange.

mulled wine

Find out more about Gastro-Hack, follow them on Facebook! On 22 December they are inviting you on a special Christmas event called  Füst és Buborék Xmas from where you can return home with a complete holiday food package. (Please note that you have to place an order until 19 December, otherwise you’ll miss this chance.)

Photo credit: Pintér Árpád, Pixeltaster

Source: Funzine

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