Still a lot of sunshine in Cortona, but it’s finally getting colder..
So let’s warm up with some delicious mulled wine,
here’s a simple recipe:
1 untreated Orange
1 untreated Lemon
2 cinnamon sticks
1 litre of full-bodied red wine (some good Chianti if you can!)
200 gr caster sugar
Grate the nutmeg and thinly cut wide sections of the orange and the lemon’s peel, being careful not to get the white part as well.
Put the sugar, the peel and all the spices in a large steel saucepan and pour the red wine.
Set the pan over a medium heat and slowly bring to the boil.
Let it boil for about 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved ;
now (carefully!) set fire to the top of the syrup so that the alcohol contained in the wine burns out, let it burn until it extinguishes on its own.
Filter the wine with a very fine knit colander and serve warm.
Tasty vin brulè to everyone!