If you want the festive taste of mulled wine while avoiding processed sugars and preservatives try Maria’s Merry Mulled Wine.
1 bottle organic red wine
1 organic orange
1 organic lime
3 tbsp raw cane sugar
1 organic cinnamon stick
1 organic star anise
half tsp organic ground cloves
half tsp organic ground nutmeg
half tsp organic ground ginger
First carefully take some thin slices of peel from the orange using a peeler or a sharp knife. Then juice the orange and the lime. I used the Omega Sana to cold press the juice but you can manually squeeze these if you don’t have a juicer.
Place the juice, raw cane sugar and orange peel in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until the sugar melts into the liquid. Add the cinnamon sticks, star anise, nutmeg, clove and ginger and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
Add 1 glass of wine and allow to simmer for a further 10 minutes.
Turn the heat right down to a low setting and add the rest of the wine. Heat gently for 5 minutes.
Remove the cinnamon sticks, star anise and orange peel.
Serve the mulled wine in heat proof glasses or mulled wine cups.
Always enjoy alcohol responsibly.
Have a fabulous Christmas!