Serves 4 | 5 minutes prep | 5 minutes cooking

  • 2 Oranges
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Bottle of Italian red wine 

Empty a bottle of red wine into a deep saucepan. Grate the zest of one of the oranges into a saucepan and squeeze in the juice.

Grate the zest of the lemon into the saucepan and squeeze the juice into too.

Dice the remaining orange into 6 segments and stud with a clove - place them in the pan. Add the cinnamon sticks.

Add sugar to taste, stirring it to ensure that it has all dissolved.

Pop on a medium heat. Do not let us boil! As your mulled wine simmers away it will be infused with the flavours of the fruit and spices - so keep it going on a low heat and serve as and when you need it. At a Christmas party. When friends unexpectedly drop by. When you’re bored and home alone. Every day is a mulled wine day.

TIP: This is the cheapest way to make mulled wine without losing its distinctive flavour (in my opinion).