Mulled Wine and Absinthe

As you may have already noticed the cold season has slowly began to arrive. There is nothing more beautiful than the anticipation of the Christmas season, the Christmas markets and of course, mulled wine. You can enjoy a stroll around the various stalls and enjoy handmade decorations and taste cookies, baked apples, roasted almonds and gingerbread etc. Usually, at the end of this tour, you can warm yourself up with a mull wine. Here we would like to present a mulled wine recipe that makes use of absinthe, which you can use as a new winter-warmer.

All you need is:

  • 1 bottle of good red wine
  • 1 glass of orange juice (preferably squeezed)
  • 50 ml Absinthe (for example Blanche Neige)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • Brown sugar (about 3 tablespoons depending on desired sweetness)
  • A splash of lemon juice

To garnish:

  • Orange slices
  • Some white sugar

Preparation:

Pour the red wine into a saucepan with the cinnamon sticks, cloves and lemon juice and begin to heat. Make sure that the mixutre does not boil, otherwise the alcohol evaporates. Gradually add the sugar.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the orange juice. Then proceed to add the absinthe. Let is rest for a few minutes. Sift out the cinnamon sticks and cloves.

Now you can garnish the drink. A wonderful recommendation is of course a Christmas snowy landscape. To do this, wet the rim of the glass with mulled wine and dip it into a saucer of sugar. Place a slice of orange capped at the edge of the glass.

The subtle anise flavour of absinthe fits well into the Christmas season and blends well with the oranges and cloves.

Santé!

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