The perfect mulled wine recipe

 
 

One of the great things about winter is that as the nights get colder and darker it's the perfect time to have a glass of mulled wine to keep yourself warm. The team at The Old Government House Hotel, finds there is nothing like the aroma of a good mull to start the festive cheer.

 

06th December 2012

The Old Government House Hotel

One of the great things about winter is that as the nights get colder and darker it’s the perfect time to have a glass of mulled wine to keep yourself warm. The team at The Old Government House Hotel, finds there is nothing like the aroma of a good mull to start the festive cheer.

The perfect mulled wine recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 x bottles of decent Chianti red wine
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 Whole nutmeg
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 4-6 cloves
  • Skin of 1 lemon and 1 lime
  • 4 clementines
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 150cl port

Once you have all your ingredients assembled, open your red wine and pour yourself a quick glass – well it is almost Christmas!

To start put the skin of your lemon, lime and clementines into a large pan and squeeze the flesh of the clementines for their juice, throwing in the remaining pulp once done. Add your vanilla pod, cloves, caster sugar (you can also use brown sugar or jam), some grated nutmeg (to personal taste – i normally use 10-15 gratings), cinnamon and port and cook on a low heat occasionally stirring so the sugar melts in and all flavours can infuse together. After 1 hour, or more, you should have your base created. Now add your Chianti and star anise to the pan and gently heat, being careful not to boil as this will burn off the alcohol.

Pour into a glass and enjoy with friends and family! Alternatively pop in for a visit and i’ll serve you up some of mine.

Related Articles

The Alpine Lodge at The OGH
November

Join us for Guernsey's ultimate Alpine experience, bottomless brunch and much more.

10th October 2018

Christmas at The OGH
December

Enjoy a host of exciting festive celebrations at The OGH.

10th October 2018

Perfect Summer Salad
A Perfect Summer Salad Recipe

Home to Guernsey's prettiest al fresco dining venue, The Olive Grove, the Executive Chef at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa shares a light and flavourful summer salad recipe.

06th August 2018