It always interesting to read the story behind a recipe or a creation you make. I enjoyed reading her story and even imagined I visited the place she has visited. If you have a recipe for the holidays that brings up some good memories, please do not hesitate and share it with us.
The mulled wine has also brought back some memories from last year when we visited Christmas market in Tallinn. It was absolutely amazing experience and we were so lucky with the weather as well. It was cold. Ok, it was freezing but it was SNOWING when we arrived. Big thick snowflakes were falling down from the skies and in the evening when the lights went on you thought you were in a fairy tale.
Scroll down and follow the recipe shared by Happy Foods Tube.
1 Bottle Red Wine (750 ml)
A Few Ginger Slices
10 Cardamon seeds
2 Cinnamon Sticks
100ml Rum (Brandy or Whisky) – optional
4 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Orange Zest
A Handful of Raisins
A Handful of Almonds
Makes: 4 portions
Preparation: Preparation 10 minutes + Cooking Time 15 minutes
Pour the wine into a saucepan, add cloves, cardamom seeds, 2-3 slices of ginger, cinnamon sticks and sugar. Throw in about a teaspoon of orange zest, 2-3 orange slices as well as lemon slices. Pour in freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice. For a lighter version add 100ml of water.
Bring to the boil, let the sugar dissolve and reduce the heat to the lowest point.
Let it simmer slowly for 15 minutes so the spices have time to infuse the wine (make sure it’s not boiling otherwise you could end up with a non-alcoholic version).
Right before the end pour in rum (optional).
Roughly chop some almonds and throw them altogether with some raisins into mugs or heatproof glasses and pour over strained wine.
Garnish with an orange slice and serve hot/warm. Don’t forget the spoons so you can fish out the almonds and raisins!