How to make mulled wine? It's as simple as the recipe needs a quality Brandy, so you're in the right place with King Island Distillery.
When it comes to making mulled wine for Christmas, selecting the right brandy is King. An excellent choice is Platinum Brandy from King Island Distillery, as it offers a delicate flavour and aromas that is key to the deliciousness of your mulled wine.
Platinum Brandy from King Island Distillery is made from grapes to create a rich and smooth brandy that almost tastes like Christmas cake in a bottle. This brandy aged in oak barrels has a distinctive profile that brandy lovers are looking for.
When you add King Island Distillery Platinum Brandy to your mulled wine, you can expect to experience a rich and fruity taste, with hints of vanilla, caramel, and oak. We deliver a quality Brandy of choice to bring out the natural sweetness of the wine, while adding depth and balances the overall taste well worth mulling over.
So if you are looking to make a magnificent mulled wine for Christmas, consider using King Island Distillery Platinum Brandy
as your base. Because at King Island Distillery we understand you want to make a memorable Christmas mulled wine
that is sure to be a happy hit to celebrate every merry day with your family and friends.
Mulled wine ingredients and method
This will make the whole house smell of Christmas….
2 large oranges
1 L red wine
½ cup dark brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
3 cardamom pods, slightly crushed
It's mulled wine prep time
Using a peeler, remove the peel in strips from one orange, then juice the orange. Slice the other orange into rounds and reserve for garnish.
Mull it all together
In a nonreactive saucepan, combine orange peel, juice and the rest of the ingredients. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Increase the heat to high, bring mixture to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to low.
Simmer gently until the flavours meld, it takes less than 30 minutes. Strain the mixture, discarding the solids.
Since you only briefly let it reach a boil, most of the alcohol will still be there.
Serve, share with 6 to 8 people, sip and smile
Ladle into warmed cups, or mugs. Garnish each with a reserved orange round.
Adding a twist
Once you've perfected making this original recipe for a magnificent mulled wine, it’s open to interpretation if you so choose.
An alternative taste option is to add apples, or lemons instead of, or in addition to oranges.
Happy Heidi’s King Island Distillery Grand Marnier instead of her Platinum Brandy adds a little more emphasis on the orange flavour (but we suggest to then cut back the sugar amount in the original recipe).
Star anise and nutmeg can be used in addition to cinnamon sticks.
Fruit wine, or spiced wine can be used instead of red. It's your Christmas choice to go crayzee and use your imagination with this recipe.
Happy happy Christmas
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