Mulled wine recipes to warm you up on cold nights
Christmas markets are cancelled, and we will not be able to go out and enjoy a nice glass of heart-warming mulled wine with our friends. But we have good news for you: mulled wine is very easy and quick to make at home, too. Top off your at-home Christmas market experiences list with some delicious mulled wine with these recipes provided by Magyarorszagom.hu
You definitely cannot go wrong with the classic one.
Ingredients: 750 ml dry red wine, 100 g sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, 9 whole cloves, 2 whole allspices, 3 slices of lemon
The classic mulled wine is an all-time favourite. It could be the perfect choice also because it is so simple to make: grab your spices and sugar, put them in a saucepan, and add your red wine. Start heating it and when your mixture almost starts boiling, add the lemon slices. Serve while it is still hot.
Spice things up with this special Hungarian mulled wine recipe.
Ingredients: ½ l red wine, honey to taste, 1 cinnamon stick, 3 whole cloves, ½ tsp Erős Pista (or chilli), 1 lemon
That is right, we put paprika in mulled wine, too, but do not judge until you have tried it. This spicy mulled wine is also recommended if you feel a bit under the weather. Similarly to the classic recipe, just pour your wine into a saucepan, add the spices, the honey, and the Erős Pista (if you cannot get your hands on it, just substitute it with some chilli). Boil it and add your lemon slices. Enjoy!
Mulled cider recipe
Ingredients: ¼ cup of sugar, 1 l cider, 0.5 tsp orange, zest ¼ cup of orange juice 5 whole cloves 2 whole allspices 1 cinnamon stick, pinch of nutmeg, 1 lemon
This special Christmas drink is just as easy to make as mulled wine: boil the cider with all the spices, then serve it with slices of lemon.
Fruit-lovers out there, this fruity mulled wine recipe is for you.
Ingredients: 1 l red wine, 1 orange, 3 whole cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp grated ginger, 50 g raisins, 50 g mixed dried fruit (apple, plum, cherry), 50 g sugar, 1 small cup of rum
This is a bit different from the previous ones but definitely worth the effort. Peel your orange, put aside a piece of the peel, and slice the fruit. Place the spices and the orange peel in a linen cloth and moisten it. Pour the wine into a saucepan and add the sugar and the spices. Boil it on low heat, and when you see white foam forming on the surface, remove it carefully with a spoon. Add the rum, the dried fruits, and the raisins into your mixture, stir it well, and let it sit in a warm place for about half an hour so that the flavours can mix. Finally, take out the linen cloth with the spices, and you are ready to serve: place a slice of orange at the bottom of each cup and pour the hot mulled wine on it.
Flaming mulled wine with rum
Ingredients: 0.75 l red wine, 130 ml rum, 150 g sugar, 5 whole cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 vanilla bean, 4 cardamom pods, ½ orange ½ lemon
We saved the most exciting one for last! Starring rum and a little special attraction. First, slice your orange and lemon, then place them in a saucepan with the red wine, spices, and sugar. Heat it up, and when the mixture starts boiling, add the rum and put it on fire (preferably just the rum, not the whole kitchen). Once the flame goes out, leave it for just a couple of minutes, and then it is ready to drink.
source: magyarorszagom.hu and Daily News Hungary