Warm wine is a classic Christmas cocktail, ideal for attracting crowds in a lively atmosphere. Hot wine is a traditional drink that has been enjoyed in various forms since Roman times. Most northern European countries have their own versions of wine that are thought of: think of wine that is thought of in Germany or Glogg in Scandinavia.
There is no Christmas time in England without hot wine. Of course, you can buy bottles that have been mixed before, but making your own wine recipe is much better than those already mixed, not to mention much better value. The warm aroma of oranges, lemons, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg gives a homemade wine that tastes cheerful and aromatic.
Once you master our classic cocktail recipes, you can try to distribute your wine with a variety of berries, herbs and spices. If you want a special fruit flavor, you can try frozen summer fruits. However, make sure they are warm before serving your hot wine to the guests.
This mulled wine recipe is best prepared for the day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare it in advance. As soon as you know that you are preparing warm wine for your Christmas party, you can divide up your spices. A small sack of muslin is perfect for that and then you can immediately put it in wine when you are ready to serve Christmas drinks. You don’t need to squeeze expensive wine, because after adding all these aromatic fruits and spices, even the biggest winegrowers at the Chateauneuf-du-Pape supermarket can’t say anything.
How to Make Hot Wine |
1 bottle of red wine
1 orange, sliced, chopped
1 sliced lemon
50 g of Demerara sugar
1 stick of cinnamon
4 whole cloves
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or Cointreau