I remember when I was little and my aunt made some mulled wine when we were at our weekend cabin. It was only for the grown-ups obviously, but when I smelled it I couldn't understand how they could find that delicious. It smelled horrible to me.
Today? It's one of my favourite drinks in the winter. And yesterday I've officially opened the season of homemade mulled wine! It was snowing so the time was just about right. The smell of mulled wine makes the perfect December atmosphere.
Here's the best recipe I've ever tried:
Mulled wine recipe
0,5 l red or white wine
0,5 l water
8 tablespoons sugar (that's by the recipe, but I use less sugar)
1 small bag vanilla sugar (around 5 g)
1 cinnamon stick
Pour the wine and the water into a kettle, and put all the ingredients inside (cut the mandarin into small pieces and use only half of the orange - the other half is for decoration; and don't forget to peel both before you put them into the kettle!). After it starts boiling, leave it for another 2 minutes, then just remove the fruit pieces (the easiest way is with a filter) and pour it into the cups. Serve hot!
Have a great start of the week!