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Mulled wine.

I sold this at The Underground Christmas Market, some guests said it was the best they've ever had. I give my recipe below but I must admit, I've had the present batch on the go on the black enamel of the Aga for several weeks. Every time I walk past I sling in the remnants of a bottle of booze, a few cloves, a handful of sugar or another stick of cinnamon. Last weekend I added the leftovers of my carmelised kumquats. It's a flexible alcoholic stew!


  • 2 bottles of red wine
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 250 g kumquats
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 300 g sugar any kind


  • Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan and heat through.
  • Once you've finished the wine you can add more wine, just check the balance of sugar to wine and keep going!