How To Make A Mulled Wine Bellini

14/08/2014 16:37 | Updated 22 May 2015

Ever tried mulled wine and Champagne... together? Neither had we, but turns out - it actually works! It can also be relied on for putting everyone in the festive spirit after one quick sip.

Fancy giving it a try? Marcus Wareing's team at The Gilbert Scott will be serving up the mulled wine bellini over Christmas. Here's the recipe if you want to try making it home:

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Ingredients:

1 bottle mellow red wine (nothing too tannic or sharp)

2 cinnamon sticks

2 clementines, cut in half

4 cloves

2 star anise

1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways

1 lemon

100g white sugar

100ml Champagne or sparkling wine

Method:

Make the mulled wine syrup using the ingredients above. Pour the syrup in to the champagne flute, top with the Champagne and gently stir.

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