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Classic mulled wine

Classic mulled wine

The secret to success is the wine itself. Choose something rich and fruity, such as Merlot, to work with all the spices.

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  • Serves6
  • CourseDrink
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time20 mins

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  • 750ml red wine
  • 60ml brandy
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise
  • 6 cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla pod, cut into half lengthwise
  • 2 oranges, sliced, to garnish


  1. Put all the ingredients apart from a few orange slices in a medium saucepan and heat until simmering, but not boiling. Reduce the heat and warm gently for 10 minutes. Serve warm, garnished with the remaining orange slices.

  2. Serve warm, garnished with the remaining orange slices.

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