Who doesn’t love a glass of mulled wine in the winter, especially around Christmas time? This recipe is perfect, because it is done in the slow cooker you can set it up and leave it to its own devices whilst you get on wine everything else.
- 750ml red wine (merlot, cabernet sauvignon)
- 250ml orange juice
- 3 tbsp honey
- zest of an orange
- 6-8 cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 star anise
- 60ml brandy
- Cinnamon sticks and orange peel to garnish
Pour the wine, honey, orange juice and ground cinnamon into the slow cooker and use a silicon whisk (most slow cookers are non-stick) to gently whisk it all together. Add in the cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise. Put on a lot heat for 50 minutes.
Stir in the brandy and let it heat through for about 10 minutes.
Serve in glasses or mugs garnished with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.