PIRATA VERMOUTH MULLED WINE
Matt Dallow from Pirata
2 bottles of red wine 150ml barrel-aged vermouth (Yzaguirre Selección 1884) 250g brown sugar 3 crushed cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons cloves 1 crushed whole nutmeg 2 vanilla bourbon pods 1 whole star anise 2 whole allspice Zest of 2 oranges Zest of 1 lemon
Melt the brown sugar in some of the wine and then add the spices. Bring to a boil for a few minutes until reduced. Add the rest of the wine and heat gently (without boiling) until warm. Add the orange and lemon zest before serving.
“MULLED WINE IS THE TASTE OF A FAMILY CHRISTMAS FOR ME.THIS FRESH TAKE ON MY GRANDMOTHER’S RECIPE IS BEST ENJOYED ON A COLD EVENING IN FRONT OF AN OPEN FIRE”