Mulled wine is the drink that keeps those northern hemisphere winter parties, Christmas markets or any winter-inspired occasion fuelled and toasty. If there happens to be snow on the ground it’s even more delicious (can that be possible?)
In Croatia during winter, you can sample either this aromatic red mulled wine or a white mulled wine. Yes! White mulled wine..I’ll try this another time. For this recipe, actually for both recipes, please use a wine that you would actually drink! Unlike Swedish Glogg with cardamon, almonds, and raisins, this traditional mull has no ingredients you can poke at and eat, rather it’s completely strained and served with an orange slice. Even the orange slice felt a bit decadent.
To me it’s an acquired taste but served with a cookie (or two) it really is a treat on a cold winter night. Someone get me some snow and rain!
~ One bottle of red wine (that you would actually drink)
~ 60mls rum, I used Bundaberg
~ 125mls black tea
~ 125mls water
~ One orange, quartered and each quarter stuck with one clove through the skin
~ Two cinnamon sticks
~ One star anise
~ One tablespoon of dark sugar
~ Two tablespoons of honey
- Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and turn down to the lowest possible heat. Just as it starts to boil, it may take about 15 minutes, let it gently simmer for another five minutes and you’re done.
- Ladle the aromatic mixture into glasses (that can handle the heat) and enjoy!
Let me know if you tried this winter treat and what you thought
Dobar Tek! Zivjeli! (Bon Appetit! Cheers and let’s live!)