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Christmas Recipe: Red Mulled Wine, Spiced Apple Toddy

December 22, 2016 06:35 IST

These recipes are simple and will give a festive twist to your Christmas party. Try it out!

Red mulled wine

IMAGE: Treat yourself to a glass of warm Red Mulled Wine this Christmas. Photograph: Kind courtesy ferencvc/Pixabay.com

Red Mulled wine
Tabula Beach Cafe, New Delhi

Ingredients:

  • 150 ml red wine
  • 1 or 2 slices of orange
  • 4 to 5 cardamoms
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 to 6 cloves
  • 2 springs rosemary
  • 30 ml orange juice 

Method:

  • Tie up the orange slices, cardamom, star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves and rosemary sprigs in a cotton cloth and boil with orange juice for five minutes.
  • Let the cloth cool down and leave it in the wine for a day to infuse in the flavours of the aromatics.
  • Serve hot in a wine glass, garnished with rosemary and orange. 

Apple Toddy

IMAGE: Spice Apple Toddy is about that dash of spice and everything nice!
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Timothy Krause/Creative Commons

Spiced Apple Toddy

Hemant Mundkur, Brand Ambassador, United Spirits

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve
  • 120 ml warm Earl Grey tea
  • 20 ml spiced apple syrup
  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon peel studded with cloves (for the garnish)

For the spiced apple syrup:

  • 500 gm sugar
  • 300 ml apple juice 
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 red apple (chopped)
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • Glassware pre-warmed cup

Method:

For the spiced apple syrup:

  • In a pan, on a slow flame, add all ingredients together and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, while stirring. Syrup can be refrigerated after it has cooled down. 

For the toddy:

  • Create a festive twist of the classic hot toddy with a combination of Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve, warm earl grey tea, spiced apple syrup and fresh citrus.

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