Mulled wine, this drink that is inseparable from winter... and that is not always very good when consumed in high altitude bars or Christmas markets. Too sweet, too diluted, the poor thing ends up looking like a kind of acid syrup that sticks to the stomach. That's why I thought it was the right time to make a homemade one.
I'll tell you right now, even though I know I'll get a stomachache, I always end up breaking down and drinking it anyway. We're all a little weird sometimes, aren't we? All the more reason (besides the confinement) to prepare a homemade variant. I had imagined this mulled wine to be very warm on a sunny snowy day, for this magical moment where its smell mixes with the one of the fir trees and the sun. Unfortunately, the day started with traffic jams and police controls. (yes, everyone had the same idea as me).
A drink that rewarded a bad day
Unhappily, I was preparing to return home without having set foot on a single snow-covered road, when an opportunity to turn off presented itself. I was miraculously able to walk through a silent wood, admire the light filtering through the trees, listen to the wind. And I was finally able to taste my famous mulled wine and enjoy the moment. Do you want the recipe? It's really good and your stomach is safe. A real recipe for hiking!
- 1 bottle of good full-bodied red wine
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 untreated organic orange
- ½ untreated organic apple
- 1 teaspoon of gingerbread spice
- 3 cardamom pods
- 1 vanilla bean
- 100 g of raw cane sugar
- In a saucepan, heat the wine with the sugar.
- Add the orange and apple simply cut into quarters (no need to peel)
- Add the open vanilla lengthwise, the cinnamon stick and the spices.
- Bring to a boil, remove from heat, let infuse for 10 minutes and strain (if you leave the orange in longer, it will give the wine a bitter taste).
- Pour into a thermos and go!