Sunday, July 18, 2010

mulled wine...

My contribution to this weeks Handmade Christmas Challenge is more appropriate for a winter here's "Cheers" to Christmas in July!

 4 whole black peppercorns
4 strips fresh lemon zest
4 strips fresh orange zest
2 bottles red wine
1/2 cup brandy
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

Mix all together in a saucepan and heat gently over low flame for about 10 minutes. Strain & serve warm.

share your Christmas ideas over at Knicky Knacks...


  1. Ooooh yum! Perhaps we should give this one a crack next week rather than wait for Christmas. Your mum by far has the best recipe for bailey's at Christmas. Is it the same as the one I've posted?

  2. Sounds delicious! Perfect for a winter christmas!

  3. perfect for a snuggly night in (after the kids go to bed of course, so it can be enjoyed in peace!!)

  4. I lo-o-o-o-o-ve mulled wine on a cold evening. I never drink red wine except mulled ..... I'll try your recipe on the next cold night........ Hugz

  5. This sounds so yummy...I have heard about this, I can't wait to try!!

  6. Ooh thanks Mel. Have saved this in My Recipes and will definitely be giving it a try! :) x


hello! thanks so much for visiting x