For making a warm drink using young red dry wine with an alcohol of 8 to 12%. Along with red wine, in many countries it is used white and Apple cider. The wine for the mulled wine must be from the category of inexpensive wines as spices and additives can give a whole new taste and aroma, honey and fine wine and so carries a unique bouquet, originally a winemaker. In addition, the use of expensive and old wine for making mulled wine is considered a desecration of branded product and a manifestation of bad taste.
Pour a glass of water in a small saucepan, add spices and spices and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes until the appearance of a specific taste of spices. Then water with spices aside, allowing to cool slightly.
In another pan, pour half liter of wine and put on a small fire. Once the wine warms up a bit, pour in the contents of the first saucepan with water and spices. Add fruit and supplements.
Spices, additives and fruits
The range of spices for mulled wine is extremely broad and is limited only by imagination and taste. Cloves, cinnamon, anise, star anise, ginger, coriander, saffron, Melissa, mint, St. John's wort, allspice and black pepper – this is not a complete list of spices and herbs to give a rich and unique taste of the magic warming the drink. To sweeten the mulled wine, add sugar, honey, Apple slices, cranberries, currants, cherries, slices of orange, lemon and other citrus.
To add spice to the drink will help adding small amounts of cognac, rum, brandy or vodka.
The entire mixture heated on the lowest possible heat to a temperature of 700C. Not to bother with the thermometer, the temperature of the liquid can be determined "by eye". As soon as the first air bubbles that the drink can be turned off.
Overheating fault leads to intensive evaporation of contained alcohol and education in wine harmful organic compounds – so be very careful.
Mulled wine cooked then pass through a metal tea strainer and pour into cups, clay mugs or tall thick-walled glasses with handles. Mulled wine to drink immediately, in small SIPS, not allowing it to cool down, because running a warmed drink lose much of their taste.
Let the long cold evenings fragrant and delicious mulled wine warms its warmth your body and soul!