spiced mulled wine from the Mountain Cafe Cookbook

Mountain Cafe Mulled Wine – it could be time to add extra brandy?

Let’s face it, many of us will be gathering in whatever groups we are allowed to around fire pits and beneath makeshift gazebos this festive season. So we thought it would be a good time to share our favourite festive tipple with you all.

Recipe from The Mountain Cafe Cookbook by Kirsten Gilmour

Every winter I love to look out of the kitchen around 4pm to see the cafe full of skiers, walkers, climbers and winter adventurers, sipping our hot drink specials and devouring cakes after an epic day in the Cairngorms.

Mountain Cafe Mulled Wine Ingredients
  • 750ml red wine (not super expensive, just a decent drop)
  • 100ml orange juice
  • 100ml diluting Ribena
  • 70ml brandy
  • 100g vanilla sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods
How to Make Your Mulled Wine

Place everything in a heavy-bottomed pan and bring to the boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. Taste and add extra brandy, sugar or orange juice as you like.

That’s it!

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