It's that time of year when the Mulled wine and mince pies appear in the shops. Why they are not sold all year round I do not know, but I do know I love them. Since I am loving my slow cooker just now, I thought I'd try Mulled wine in the slow cooker.
I made mine and had a glass or two before storing back in the bottle, which I can then reheat in the microwave. However it you were having a party of having guests over keeping the mulled wine in the slow cooker on low would keep it at the perfect temperature to be served all evening long.
Quite a few of you were looking for the recipe so here goes.
A bottle of red wine. (on this occasion I used Echo Falls)
A small orange, cut into segments. I also added in some of the peel.
1 Cinnamon Stick.
1 tsp mixed spice. (or more if want it spicier)
4 Star Anise.
10 Cloves. (Less if you aren't that keen on the taste)
Added all the ingredients into the slow cooker, stirred and cooked on high for 1 hour then low for 3 hours. Or keep it on low until you want to serve it.
I then drained the wine of the fruit, peel, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves. The fruit you can eat, it is a delicious snack. You can also add in some chopped apple.
Serve the wine in a heat proof glass, I still always stick a metal spoon in when pouring. Habit I guess but was always taught that's what to do when pouring hot liquid into glass, saves it shattering. You can add in some of the fruit and spices to the glass for decoration and serve. Best served warm.
I have to say I thought this was lovely. I may add some more of the spices next time and there will be many a next time.
Let me know what you think or how you get on if you make it?