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Mulled wine kit

Mulled wine kit

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 25 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

A lovely homemade gift for wine lovers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition

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Ingredients

  • 25cm square butter muslin (available from department & hardware stores)

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 85g demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 70cl bottle red wine
  • 8 - 12 cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

    The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

  • 1 orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

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Method

  1. Put the muslin on a flat surface and tip the sugar, ginger and nutmeg into the centre. Tie into a pouch with fine string and attach to the neck of the wine bottle. Then attach the cinnamon stick to the bottle with a little raffia.

  2. Stick the cloves into the orange and pack into a box lined with raffia or shredded paper, with the wine.

  3. Tie a label to the wine bottle with the following instructions: ‘Tip the contents of the muslin bag into a pan with the wine, orange, cinnamon stick and 300ml/½pt water. Simmer for 5 mins, then serve.’

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Comments (12)

shubeedoo's picture
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Made this to give as a Christmas gift. Everyone was very impressed with the presentation and the resulting mulled wine was delicious! Couldn't ahve been easier to do and I will definately be doing it again. Top marks!

lumleyburns's picture

This was a great sucess for Christmas presents! I gave them to some male friends as I did'nt know what to get them....they loved it!! thank you!!!!

shonimac's picture
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I made this as a secret Santa gift last year and it went down an absolute treat!! Top marks!!!

squishyfishy's picture
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I made these last year as gifts in decorated shoe boxes, they look fabulous and everyone loved them. Never made myself one though.

tinydancer's picture

ok, daft question BUT.......does the orange go in whole? I assumed you might slice it?

kellieclayton's picture
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Fantastic!!
What is the best way to store it as I cann't drink ALL of it in one night?

mariemcg's picture
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Gave this as part of a Christmas hamper to parents and in-laws. Went down very well with both and was so easy and quick to prepare. Will definitely give this as a present again.

fluffybunny27's picture
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I was given this as a present from a friend - it was THE BEST mulled wine i've ever had! It was SO good, I asked her where she got the recipe from...I should have known it would be from GoodFood!

sdesmond's picture
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I made a lot of these for Christmas 2007. I covered shoe boxes with Christmas wrapping paper and made fancy tags with the instructions written on. Something so simple, inexpensive as you want to make it, well presented, traditional, useful, easy to do - went down well with all that received it last year. My efforts last year to make presents (all ideas from Good Food) impressed all that received, and gave all the incentive to have a go this year. Isn't that what Christmas is all about? Get in your kitchen this year, never mind fighting your way around the shops!!

pambrook's picture
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I gave these to friends last year and they are still talking about what a nice gift to recieve, and we are nearly at Christmas again, so easy to do.
This year they will recieve a bottle of spiced Arancello and a bag of Fruity Christmas Biscotti, I hope these go down as well as the Mulled wine Kit.

disney1860's picture

I havent had a chance to try it out yet but I am really looking forward to giving it as a gift...
:o)

fkwool's picture
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Great make for raffle prize for school xmas fayre - excellent idea - minutes to put together. Florist wrapped it all up nicely for me!!!

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