We’ve mulled over our favourite recipes, from all skiing nations, to bring you the much-loved après drink in its many forms.
Happy Mulled Wine Day!
You’ve just had a jolly good ski, and your fingers are feeling the cold… What better than a steaming mug of spiced wine from the nearest mountain hut? Only ever a hop, skip and ladle away in any ski resort, there are all kinds of hot wines around the globe.
AUSTRIA goes gaga for Glühwein
Means: “Glowing Wine”. A steaming staple drink of ski resorts and Christmas markets nationwide.
Classic ingredients: Lemon juice + sugar + cloves + cinnamon sticks + orange + vanilla + wine (make it a bottle of Blaufränkisch to keep the whole thing Austrian).
ITALY brews bellissimo Vin Brule
Means: Simply “Mulled Wine”
Classic ingredients: Nutmeg + sugar + cloves + cinnamon + lemon peel + apple + wine (something full bodied and fruity, like a Piedmont Nebbiolo).
NORWAY does glugs of gorgeous Gløgg
Means: From “glödgad vin” = “glowing, hot wine”
Classic ingredients: Orange + raisins + cardamoms + cloves + ginger + almonds + cinnamon + dash of Muscatel/Port + wine (a dry red, like a Svenska from neighbouring Sweden).
FRANCE says Vive la Vin Chaud
Means: “Hot Wine”
Classic ingredients: Cinnamon + orange zest + sugar + cloves + cardamom + cheeky splash of cognac + wine (go for a good old red vin de france).
SLOVENIA snuggles up with mugs of Kuhano Vino
Means: “Boiled wine”
Classic ingredients: Clementines + lemon + orange + nutmeg + star anise + cinnamon + cloves + wine (there are some super Slovenian Merlots like Quercus).
FINLAND has glorious Glögi
Means: “Glow Wine”
Classic ingredients: Blanched almonds + berries + raisins + cinnamon + sugar + cloves + fruit juice (grape / orange / blackberry) + wine (maybe a Scandi merlot).
Want to Join In?
There’s no ready-made mulled wine in the supermarkets right now, so throw these trad’ spices into a bottle (or two) of red, simmer-up and sip away!
½ grated nutmeg
Orange studded with cloves
2 lemons, sliced up
2 star anise
100-150g caster sugar
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