The essence of Christmas is captured in this mulled wine recipe. Fragrant spices, cinnamon and lemon are infused in this warming, seasonal drink that will go down a treat at any dinner party.
- Remove the zest from the lemon and one of the oranges with a potato peeler in thin strips then juice the zested orange. Push the cloves into the remaining orange.
- Put the zest, orange juice and clove studded orange in a large pan along with 2 cinnamon sticks, the ginger, sugar, port, red wine and 750ml (1 1/2 pint) water.
- Put over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves, then turn up the heat slightly and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes before ladling into glasses. Garnish with the orange and lemon slices and a cinnamon stick.
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