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Mulled Wine Vin Chaud

Mulled Wine (Vin Chaud)

The prepared mulled wine can be stored in the fridge for 5 days. To save time you can buy dried citrus peel, but we prefer to make our own. The recipe will make 4-6 glasses.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 4 glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Organic Oranges
  • 1 Organic Lemon
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) Light Brown sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 3 Cloves
  • a pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1 bottle Full-body Red Wine like a Côte du Rhône

Instructions
 

  • Wash your oranges and lemon. Peel the skins off trying to avoid as much of the pith as possible, otherwise you will end up with a bitter flavour.
  • To dry the citrus peels: You can either dry the peels out over 5-7 days keeping them uncovered but away from dust or for a faster drying method: pre-heat your oven to 100ºC (220ºF roughly) and place the peels on a baking dish and let bake for 30 minutes. The result will be a dry, breakable peel.
    Dried Citrus Peels Mulled Wine
  • Pour a bottle of red wine into a pot. Bring to a boil and then add the dried citrus peels, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and nutmeg.
  • Let the wine and spices simmer for 15 mins.
  • Remove from heat and allow to infuse for 20 mins. Strain and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

*Cooking time does not include the time to dry the citrus peels.
Gift idea: You can place the dry ingredients in a jar to store for later use or to give as a gift along with a bottle of wine and the instructions for preparation steps 3 to 4.
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