This apple berry mulled wine recipe is packed with cinnamon and berry flavour, and has a rich festive and vibrant dark red colour. A great beverage to serve to your guests, it is perfect for winter dinner parties or just warming up while you relax by the fireplace. It is surprisingly healthy for an alcoholic beverage being filled with star anise, apples and cinnamon.
2 x 750mL bottles red wine
1l good-quality cloudy apple juice
115g castor sugar
1 long cinnamon stick , snapped in half
2 star anise
3 tbsp orange Curaçao or Cointreau
100g frozen mulled fruit or berries
3 small red apples
- Pour the wine and apple juice into a large saucepan. Add sugar, cinnamon and star anise. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, then continue heating gently for another 15 minutes.
- Add Curaçao or Cointreau, throw in the frozen fruits and add the apple slices.