Old-fashioned mulled wine has always intrigued me. But the complexity of the ingredients has scared me away. And I just don’t like cloves that much.
I found this simple recipe for Vin Brule that only has 4 key ingredients:
- 1 bottle of dry red wine (burgundy is best)
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- the peel of 1 orange
- 3-4 tablespoons of sugar
Put all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Cover and cook on high. When it starts to boil, remove lid and light with a match. Be careful: A beautiful large blue flame will burst out.
When the flames dies down, ladle into mugs. Serves 4.
Don’t forget to spill a little wine to the gods.