A delicious spin on a favourite cold weather beverage!
Blackberry Mulled Wine
Recipe Type: Warm beverage
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 6 glasses of mulled wine
In a medium saucepan, combine plum nectar, apple juice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and blackberries. Bring to a slow boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. This is the true opportunity for the wine to be 'mulled'. It will bring out the warmth of the cloves and cinnamon and further concentrate the sweetness of the fruit.
You can prepare this in the morning and allow the flavours to deepen and intensify until you are ready to serve. Your home will also benefit by smelling of cinnamon and fruit for the day :)
You can strain out the cloves and cinnamon at this point if you want a smoother drinking experience. Some like to remove the berries as well but I love the marinated fruit and often serve this with teaspoons so my guests can scoop them out and enjoy.
Add your bottle of red wine, I think Merlot is best as it usually has a richness of stone fruit flavours and depths that suit the mulled wine ideal. Bring to a low-boil, which should take about five minutes and then serve. You don't want to boil off the alcohol content!
Then it's time to garnish ready to show off on Instagram your fabulous creation! You could serve it with a cinnamon and sugar rim, or cinnamon stick garnish, or even thin slice fruit and then use a cookie cutter to create a shape: star, heart or even a tiny ginger-man!
Then sit back with your loved ones, and enjoy one of the most delicious mulled wines I've ever tasted!
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Love and light,