As the weather gets colder, sometimes all you need is a mulled wine to warm you up.
You will need:
- 2 star anise
- cinnamon quills
- Bay leaves
- 1 finely sliced mandarin
- 2 cups of apple juice
- 1 cup of castor sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 bottles of Merlot
- ½ cup of orange liqueur
- Simmer whole cloves, 2 star anise, cinnamon quills and bay leaves with 1 finely sliced mandarin, 2 cups of apple juice, 1 cup of castor sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
- Add 2 bottles of Merlot and ½ cup of orange liqueur
- Reduce heat for 15 mins, strain and enjoy while hot!
Great treat to warm up winter party guests.