Chances are it is really cold where you are right now so as Christmas approaches, here is our favourite mulled wine recipe to start the festive season with a punch (ahah!).
1.5l (2 bottles) red wine
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
juice of 1 lemon
150g brown sugar
500ml orange juice
Orange slices, to serve
Gently heat the wine with the spices and lemon juice, until hot, but not boiling. Gradually stir in half the sugar, then the orange juice and heat for a few minutes, without boiling. Turn off the heat, stir in the vodka, taste and add the remaining sugar until it's sweet enough for you. Let everything mingle in a sociable way for 5 minutes or so. Put a slice of orange in each glass, before laddling in the grog. Reheat gently if necessary.
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