Mulled Wine

Temps des Fêtes 2002
food and drink

BY: Jennifer McLagan

There is a long tradition of heating wine with spices and flavourings for a warming winter drink. Once the alcohol is added do not boil.

2 oranges
40 whole cloves
1 bottle (750 mL) dry red wine
4 dried figs, sliced
4 star anise
1 tbsp (15 mL) coriander seeds
1/4 cup (50 mL) honey
4 oz vodka

1. Stud each orange with 20 cloves, then cut them into wedges. Place the wedges in a large pan with the remaining ingredients except the vodka. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring to dissolve the honey. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the vodka.

2. Strain and serve in heatproof glasses or cups.

Serve 6