This is a blog talking about mulled wine and other drinkable cocktails. Mulled wine is especially interesting because of its ability to really change the character of different wines by removing their dryness.
Mulling is a great way to show off special, aged wines that may be too tannic or otherwise aggressive for drinking on their own.
With the arrival of winter we all become a little more indulgent and a little less able to relinquish the comfort of our homes. In this spirit, I’ve decided to start a series of drinkable cocktail recipes that will be sure to keep you warm and cozy, even if you’re snowed in for a few days.
The first entry in this series is mulled wine. A mulled wine recipe is something that everyone has a different version of, but I’m going to post my favorite recipe here. It’s extremely simple to prepare and makes an excellent hot toddy when served with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Hi there! Welcome to Wine & Cocktail blogs. I am Jane Schmucker, the writer of this blog. I am a home-maker and a blogger. I started this blog in 2011 to write articles about recipes, drinkable cocktails and all other things related to wine and cocktails. As I am learning each day from my readers, some of them are professional bartenders and chefs, so I extend my knowledge of cocktail recipes.
The purpose of this blog is to help people learn about drinkable cocktails by providing them with quick and easy cocktail recipes as well as tips on how to mix them perfectly and serve them at parties too. The categories that I cover in this blog are drinks that can be served any time of the year and include mulled wine recipes, sangria recipes, hot toddy recipes, cosmopolitan recipes etc. Besides these drinkable cocktail recipes here at Wine & Cocktail Blogs you will also find useful information about various drinks such as martini cocktail recipe, mojito cocktail recipe, margarita cocktail recipe etc.**
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Mulled wine is essentially wine that has been spiced. It’s a great drink for the winter months, because it warms you up from the inside out. It’s also a great drink if you’re trying to get over a hangover, because it’s tasty and will help you to feel better.
Tis’ the season for mulled wine!
Warm yourself up with mulled wine this winter!
Mulled Wine Recipe:
1 bottle of red wine (the sweeter the better)
1/2 teaspoon of allspice
1/2 orange (optional)*
1/2 lemon (optional)*
Warm up those cold nights with some hot spicy mulled wine! This is one of the most popular winter drinks, and once you start drinking it, you’ll never look back! You can even make a pitcher at a time and keep it warm on your stove for hours, warming up friends and family as they come visit.
Mulled wine is a popular drink during winter, and is also known as glögg in some countries. It’s common in many European countries, but has also been brought to North America. Mulled wine can be made with a variety of liquors, but the most common liquor used is brandy.
Tonic water and sugar are often added to help balance the flavors. The spices used for mulled wine vary by culture. In certain areas, cinnamon and cloves might be used for spiciness, while other areas might use orange or lemon peels for a more citrus flavor. Whatever ingredients are used, the mixture should be simmered slowly so that all of the flavors mix well together into something complex and enjoyable.
Mulled wine is a drink prepared by warming wine with various mulling spices and sometimes additional alcohol such as brandy or rum. It is served hot or warm, usually in a mug. The original drink was created in Medieval Europe as a medicinal drink.
The basic traditional ingredients are red wine, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and lemon. Other ingredients can vary from one region to another: orange slices and apple slices are often added; apples may be added whole or in pieces; raisins or other dried fruits may be added; tea may be added for an herbal variant.
A related drink is Glühwein (mulled wine) which is popular in Germany and the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway and Finland which use grape juice instead of wine.
After being in the same place for three years, we have decided to make a change. We are leaving behind the sunny coast of Perth and moving up north. It will be a big change. We will miss the beautiful beaches and our friends that we made here. For us, this is an adventure, but we know it will be big move for some of our family and friends.
The other day when packing I stumbled across a few old notebooks of mine. The pages were yellowed with age and the bindings were coming loose. They were filled with my musings from my early twenties while I was away traveling on my gap year before university. In them were all my thoughts on life, love, travel and many other things that seemed so important at that time.
One page in particular caught my eye as I was flicking through the book; it was one of the last entries I had made in there before I returned to Scotland to start university. It read: “when you get older life becomes easier.” When I first read this entry over 10 years ago, I thought it was rubbish. Looking back now at 27 years old, what do I think? This statement doesn’t only ring true for me now but also for my new life in Australia as well as for