Love it or hate it, there's really only one drink to get you and your party guests into the festive spirit. Want to make a batch? Here's a simple Mulled Wine recipe from the Christmas cocktails page at Waitrose Cellar.
You will need (to make six):
750ml full-bodied red wine, such as Marqués de Calatrava Organic Selección Reservada
6 tsp honey
1 cinnamon stick
3 sliced oranges or clementines
1 star anise
Vanilla pod, split.
1. Pour the red wine into a pan.
2. Add the honey, cinnamon stick, sliced orange clementines, water, cloves, star anise and vanilla pod.
3. Bring to a simmer and warm gently for 10 minutes then add 50ml brandy and stir well.
4. Strain, if desired, into a warmed bowl then ladle into 6 heatproof glasses or mugs.
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