Thursday, 13 December 2012

Of freezing fog & mulled wine

On Tuesday afternoon a freezing fog rolled in across the Fens and on Wednesday morning the world looked like this:

Cold and grey

It didn't get higher than minus three all day and the frost stayed put.
Frosted forgotten apple

So naturally my mind turned to all things wintery & warm and my favourite mulled wine recipe was retrieved.

1 bottle red wine
300ml strained orange juic
100ml port or brandy
2 clementines studded with cloves
2 sliced apples
2 cinnamon sticks
3 bay leaves
25g muscovado sugar

Put everything in a large saucepan and heat gently.

In goes the wine

I'm feeling warmer already!

I think Mortimer was looking worried after we'd finished glass number two!

They will remember to feed me? 


  1. That would be very welcome on a cold, rainy Nova Scotia afternoon. I will do it.

    1. Are you back then Sue? There's nothing better than mulled wine on a miserable afternoon...or evening...or lunchtime...or.....

  2. Mmm. It's like that here too in Southern France. I hardly ever make mulled wine just for us. This must change!

    1. I have to confess Margaret that this wasn't our first batch of the season! There is something just right about mulled wine when it's cold & grey. Maybe you could take a flask on your weekly walk......