Mulled Wine is a winter drink and is traditionally served in the Northern Hemisphere at Christmas time. Often it is served to visiting carol singers along with mince pies.
2x75cl bottles of red bordeaux (claret) wine
8-12 tablespoons of brandy
2 clementines, halved and studded with cloves
1 apple, cored and sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
30g (1oz)soft dark brown sugar
300ml (½pint) water
Place all the ingredients
in a saucepan and heat gently for about 15 minutes. Keep a close eye on
the wine to ensure that the liquid does not boil. Serve when hot.