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Appleberry mulled wine

  • 2 x 75cl bottles red wine (such as Merlot; better quality wine makes all the difference)
  • 1l good-quality cloudy apple juice
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 1 long cinnamon stick, snapped in half
  • 2 star anise Star anise star an-eeseStar anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…
  • 3 tbsp orange Curaçao or Cointreau
  • a handful or so (about 100g/4oz) frozen mulled fruit or fruits of the forest or Black Forest fruits
  • 3 small red-skinned apples, sliced into rings Apple ap-pelGrown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…
  • Pour the wine and apple juice into a large saucepan and add the sugar, cinnamon stick and star anise. Heat gently, stirring once or twice, until the sugar has dissolved, then continue heating gently for another 15 minutes.
  • Just before serving, swirl in the Curaçao or Cointreau, throw in the frozen fruits and add the apple slices.