Making mulled wine in my slow cooker has become a bit of a fad of mine!
I was sent some mulled wine spices/kits a little while ago and I used them and loved them a few times but now I do it from scratch and it may work out slightly more expensive but it’s oh so good.
Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
You will need:
1 bottle of good quality red wine
2 cinnamon sticks
2-3 Dried or fresh orange slices ( preferably dried )
2 star anise
1 vanilla pod
1/2 a nutmeg grated
The juice of 4 clementines or 2 oranges
150 grams of brown sugar
Turn your slow cooker on high and add your wine, brown sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, the orange slices, star anise, 1 vanilla pod ( halved and split open ), the cloves and the clementine juice. Cook on high for one hour then reduce to low setting stir well and add the second cinnamon stick and grate in 1/2 a nutmeg. Leave on low for a further 2 hours then switch onto the warm setting and use as and when required.
This is the best mulled wine you will ever taste!
It’s ideal for parties or just lazy Christmas evenings.
Ideal served with one of my cranberry mince pies ( recipe to follow ):
I love mulled wine and mince pies, the perfect evening treat in the run up to Christmas.
I love the idea of making mulled wine in a slow cooked so the spices have plenty of time to infuse. Unfortunately I don’t have one (no more space in the kitchen 🙁 ) I assume this would also work pretty well in the hob, what do you think?
I’ve got a linkup on my blog at the moment to share christmas and new year recipes (there’s a different theme each month) and I’d love it if you’d come and join in 🙂 it’s at http://myrecipebook.co.uk/news/fbc-whats-on-december-2014/ if you’re interested.
Sounds great Charlotte, I will check it out tomorrow. Yes it would work on the hob, I would heat the wine and sugar on a moderate heat until the sugar dissolves and then lower it and add everything else. X
Great, hopefully I’ll have time to try some at the weekend 🙂