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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The twelve best things about Christmas - Number 1

 OK - I know it's still November, but it's long been mulled wine weather here!

 I've already had my first glass of mulled wine this year, at the North Pole Bar (below) - Manchester's pop-up Christmas bar complete with kitsch decor (we're talking a huge plastic polar bear and faux furs to sit on)
(photo by http://www.weheart.co.uk)
If you fancy making your own mulled wine, just add the following ingredients to a pan, and simmer for about 20 minutes before serving -
  • 300mls of water, 
  • 2 bottles of full bodied red wine, 
  • a whole orange stuck with cloves, 
  • a cinnamon stick,
  • 2 sliced lemons and a sliced orange, 
  • 6 tablespoons of honey
  • optional but if you're feeling adventurous, you can add 2 tablespoons of Cointreau!

11 comments:

  1. Y'know i've never had mulled wine...ever!! I love wine too so I might just have to give it a go, thanks for the recipe :)
    That bar looks fabulous, it's ages since I last went to Manchester!!

    Micki x

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  2. Micki oh - you haven't lived!! You really must try it, it's just Christmas in a glass! x

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  3. Yummmm, sounds good! Might have to try that recipe.

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  4. Disclaimer - I am not responsible for anything anyone does whilst under the influence of mulled wine!

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  5. Can you believe it? all this snow here and the locals don't know what mulled wine is? i must educate them! LOL! Thanks for the recipe, think I will go make!

    Ro xx

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  6. Well, I guess I must admit I have never had mulled wine either. But you've talked me into it! The recipe sounds yummy!

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  7. sounds delish...especially in a bar that looks like that. Looks fun!
    Did you wear your go~go boots too?...lol

    tootles,
    bunny

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  8. Rona - no mulled wine?! If you can't educate your neighbours you may need to move back!!

    Let me know if you like it Maggie :)

    Bunny - but of course - I wear my go go boots everywhere! ;)

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  9. I love mulled wine too. I had my first glass yesterday - just a wee one but it was delicious and warming and wintry. I fancy one right now...

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  10. That photo is very enticing isn't it? I'm a bad influence Lisa ...! ;)
    x

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  11. That looks delicious, and in such an inviting place- Cheers!

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