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Pre-Christmassy evenings with mulled wine....
cooked by myself
It is a traditional winter hot drink as in Hungary as in the German speaking countries... in Middle-Europe...
how to make: http://visitbudapest.travel/articles/mulled-wine/
How I make it very simple:

1 pint (cca. 500 ml) water bring to boil with:
5 spoon brown sugar (or less or more)
2 sachet of mulled wine spices...(looks like tea bag..bought by ALDI)
1 peel and juice of a lemon and orange

boil the water and spices cca, 5-10 mins... then add 1 bottle of any red wine.... make it shortly to boil again and ready!!!
Serve it hot!

When you can't buy the spices in bags then here is the recipe:

1 lemon, and orange peel and juice
5 spoon sugar (or bit more)
10 cloves,
5 cardamom pods, bruised
1 cinnamon stick or powder
A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 bottles of any red wine

Peel and juice 1 orange, and add to a large saucepan along with the lemon peel, sugar and spices. Add enough water to just cover the sugar, and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 – 10 minutes - until your partner can feel the scent in the living room :-))).

Turn the heat down, and pour the wine into the saucepan, Gently heat through and serve in mugs.

Mulled wine is a guaranteed spirit raiser...so just carefully with it!! :-))
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Dec 20 2012 17:35 GMT clintonfolks
cheers.!! great photo...
Dec 20 2012 18:08 GMT senna3
I would like to tast your selfmade mulled wine and I promise to follow your advice!
Dec 20 2012 18:39 GMT elsje323
cheers, great shot
Dec 20 2012 20:22 GMT sheasoru68
Looks nice and cosy Bea,...2 mugs .....someone is a lucky boy....:-)
Dec 20 2012 21:30 GMT wijnie58
Cheers Bea, I agree with Peter..:-))
Dec 20 2012 22:29 GMT larrybenedict
Is Mulled wine a British thing? What is your favorite spice to put in the wine? I'm trying to imagine it with sugar and cinnamon.
Dec 21 2012 04:00 GMT fhelsing PRO
Cheers!
Dec 21 2012 04:25 GMT dbch
No wine for us :o) .. Self-cooked food more tasty & delicous !
Merry X'mas & greetings from DBCH orphanage !
Dec 21 2012 13:46 GMT hans55 PRO
sounds good to me Bea ..i think we had it in Munich before ... is it like Gluh wine ?
Dec 21 2012 15:30 GMT peterpinhole
warm and cozy feel to this festive photo....thanks for sharing this recipe.
Dec 21 2012 17:13 GMT Pea2007
Cheers
Dec 21 2012 18:08 GMT julie13
What Christmas is all about :)
Dec 22 2012 04:38 GMT janos
Békés, Boldog Karácsonyt! :)
Jó ez a forral bór! Cheers!
Dec 22 2012 20:22 GMT will
Very enticing, Bea...Merry Christmas to you and Audrey, hope you both are fine! )
Dec 23 2012 04:59 GMT Midworlder PRO
Very well composed .... and brewed !!!!
Dec 23 2012 12:42 GMT Annamaria
Sounds great, Bea.....Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! ;-)

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