Happy Holidays from the locr headquarters!
At this time of the year the locr team gathers for a year-end meeting in Christmassy Braunschweig talking over the business year and enjoying some hot traditional mulled wine at the local Christmas Market.
Why not introduce a new tradition to your year-end Christmas gatherings?
Glühwein – Mulled Wine Recipe
1 bottle of bold dry red wine
1 cup water
1 large orange, peeled then juiced
1 lemon, peeled
1 lime, peeled (optional)
1/2 cup agave syrup or sugar
5-6 whole cloves
1 nutmeg, about 10 gratings
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean, halved
2 star anise
1/2 cup of brandy or rum (optional)
Peel large sections of skin from orange, lemon and lime.
Over medium heat in a medium sized pot, pour in agave syrup and water, then add the peels and juice of the orange.
Add the vanilla bean, cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg gratings. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. The liquid will reduce, so after around 30 minutes, add in about a half cup of wine. This allows the flavors to infuse and will create a syrup.
When your syrup is ready turn the heat down to low and pour in the bottle of wine and brandy. Bring back to a gentle simmer and heat for about 5 minutes or depending on how much alcohol you want to burn off you can simmer a bit longer. Ladle it into glasses and serve warm.