Claret Cup

Preparation info

  • Makes

    14–16

    glasses
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles claret
  • 1.5 dl/¼ pint water
  • 75

Method

Put the wine to chill well in advance. Measure the water into a saucepan, add the sugar and thinly pared rinds from the oranges and lemons. Stir over low heat to dissolve the sugar, then bring to the boil. Simmer for a few moments, then strain and leave until cold.

Squeeze the juice from the oranges and lemons and add to the cold syrup. When ready to serve, put a few ice cubes in the se