Mulled wine | Glögg | Vegan-Gluten free | YouTube | Christmas
Uppdaterat: 16 feb.
Hello my lovelies! Welcome to the final week of 5 weeks of Christmas. Whenever I think about Christmas I picture laughter, dining and people engaging with one another whilst pouring warm mulled wine in a small cup. The wonderful gathering of people around a mulled wine set a candle lit keeping it at just the right temperature. It is such a calm, loving and meaningful tradition that really adds to the magic of Christmas and I love it.
I have actually never made mulled wine before this and decided to experiment and see just how it might turn out and to my surprise it is such an experience knowing what went in and tasting those notes for yourself and I can't wait to share it all with you.
What you need for mulled wine:
4 tbsp brandy
3-5 star anise
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cardamom
2 bitter orange peel
6 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean
1 bottle red wine (750ml)
7 1/2 dl (3 cups) unsweetened apple cider
1 1/2 dl (0.6 cup) sugar
4 tbsp maple syrup
What you need for serving:
In a pan add cardamom, cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, star anise, ginger, cloves and ground nutmeg and roast over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes and toss every now and then as to not burn them.
Grab a container with a lid that has enough room for the roasted spice, bitter orange peel and brandy. Add the following, seal it and set in the fridge for 3-4 days.
After 3-4 days it's time to add cider, maple syrup, wine and sugar into a slow cooker and bring to low heat for 30 minutes under a lid.
Remove the lid and add a strainer and strain through the brandy into the slow cooker and allow to simmer for another 30 minutes. The mulled wine should just be warm not boiled.
Serve warm and you can add raisins and almonds if you wish.