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Mulled wine, also called glühwein, the traditional spiced alcoholic drink served warm during winter especially around Christmas!


2 oranges 
1 lemon

1 cup fresh crawberries

200g pine tree honey 

10 whole cloves 
2 cinnamon sticks 
3 fresh bay leaves 
1 whole nutmeg , for grating 
2 bottles red wine * 
2 star anise


* that has relatively high alcohol, lots of fruit, and relatively high tannins


  1. Cut oranges and lemon in thick slices. 
  2. Put the honey, cranberries, oranges & lemon slices, the cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, bay leaves and about 15 gratings of nutmeg in a large saucepan. Stir in just enough red wine to cover and place over a medium heat. 
  3. Let this simmer until completely dissolved, then bring to the boil. Keep on a rolling boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you’ve got a beautiful syrup. 
  4. When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and add the rest of the wine. Gently heat the wine and after around 5 minutes, when it’s warm and delicious, ladle it into heatproof glasses and serve.