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Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine

Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine

Just what’s needed to spice up the festive period.

The first step is to make the Mulled Syrup:

Ingredients:
2 cups Apple Cider
3 Tbsp Honey
3″ piece Ginger diced
1 Tbsp decorticated Cardamom
1 Tbsp crushed Cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp Cloves
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp crushed Vanilla pods (optional)
3 Star Anise Pods
1 orange sliced
1/2 lemon sliced
1 cup fresh Cranberries

Method:

Bring to a gentle boil on medium-high heat until steaming and slightly frothing on top, and then reduce to simmer.

Let simmer with the lid ajar for 30-40 minutes.

Now it’s time to make the mulled wine(yippee):

Mulled Wine Ingredients:
1 batch Mulled Syrup (above)
1 Litre Wine
1/4 cup Brandy (optional)

Method:
Gently heat above ingredients together until warm. Do not bring to a boil, which will evaporate the alcohol and risk making the brew bitter.

Cover and let sit for 30 minutes (or as long as you can wait).

Enjoy in moderation !!

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