With the Holidays coming for so many of us, I thought I’d do something a little different for me, and share some cool recipes and legends that I’ve come across relating to Christmas and the season. The first item is this fabulous recipe for a treat that will warm you throughout the cold Winter season here in the Northern Hemisphere, an ages old traditional drink – Mulled Wine!
Mulled Wine is best served warm, bordering on hot, and here’s an old recipe for it:
750 ml (25 oz) bottle of full bodied Red Wine
1 cup clear Apple Cider or Cranberry Juice
4 Tbsp honey
2 fresh rosemary
3 cinnamon sticks
3 wholes star anise
3 whole cloves
3 whole peppercorns
1 medium orange, sliced
Slowly bring all ingredients to a near boil. Keep below a simmer for 20 minutes. If you won’t be serving immediately, keep the heat on warm until you’re ready to serve and enjoy. Garnish each glass with a sprig of Rosemary or a Cinnamon stick. There's lots of room for improvising to suit your personal taste with this one, of course, so indulge and enjoy!
Later in the week, I’m going to share the legend of the Christmas stocking!