Friday, December 13, 2013

Smile, there's wine

Mulled Wine
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Here's a classic for these festive days.  The aroma of cinnamon, anise, cloves simmered in wine with a citrus zest makes this a drink you will enjoy especially during the Christmas season.

The procedure is simple and straightforward.  

Open a bottle of good wine, I used cabernet sauvignon, and pour it in a high edged saucepan, add the juice of an orange, the zest of a lemon and orange, a few whole cloves, a whole cinnamon stick, 3 star anise, 5 tablespoons of brown sugar and cook on the stove for about 30 minutes.  

The wine will reduce, the spices will flavor, the aroma will intensify.  

Serve warm.  

At this point, grab a good book, sit in a big cozy chair next to a fireplace and sip, sip, sip and sip...  

Happy Friday!!

XXOO A presto!

3 comments:

  1. Direi che l'idea di sorseggiarlo leggendo un buon libro è davvero splendida! Spezie come cannella, anice e chiodi di garofano non possono mancare in questo periodo!! Un abbraccio e buona domenica Elvira

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    1. Piccoli piaceri che rendono felici! Un abbraccio anche a te.

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  2. Oh, I love mulled wine! Divine.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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