Mulled Port & lemon

Mulled Port & lemon

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Makes 8 glasses

If you find mulled wine too heavy, try this refreshing alternative Christmas drink, served in 'frosted' glasses

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per glass

  • kcal166
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

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

  • 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 750ml bottle ruby port
  • 2 star anise (optional)
    Star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • 4 cloves
    Cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

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

  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more to serve (optional)
  • plenty of ice, to serve
  • orange and lemon slices, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • lemonade, for topping up

Method

  1. Using a peeler, pare thin strips of zest from the orange and lemon. Squeeze the juice. Put the zests and juice into a large saucepan, then add the Port and remaining ingredients. Simmer very gently for 20 mins, then leave to cool completely. Can be made up to 1 week ahead and chilled. To serve, 'frost' the glasses if desired (see 'Tip', below left), put ice and slices of orange and lemon in each glass, then carefully pour in equal quantities of the Port and lemonade.

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