Old-Fashioned Mulled Wine

A traditional recipe for a delicious, warming brew.

Ingredients

  • 1 large (1 litre) bottle Spanish red wine
  • 10 fl oz (250 ml) ginger ale or cold strained tea
  • 1 orange, stuck with 10 cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon (5 ml spoon) cinnamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons (2 x 5 ml spoon) mixed spice
  • 4 oz (100 g) brown sugar
  • large wineglass of brandy or whisky or dark rum

Method

Put all ingredients in a pan and heat thoroughly, without boiling, for about half an hour. Before serving add the brandy, whisky or rum.

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