Wine-recipes

Mother’s Day Eats: Chilled Mulled Wine Recipe

Nothing says “I love you” more than going that extra mile, so in the lead up to Mother’s Day this Sunday, we’re providing you with some of the most delicious recipes to spoil hers truly with.

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Mulled wine is a traditional drink that can be served hot or cold, therefore it’s a great addition to any autumn barbecue or family get together. If you you’re looking to amp up the intensity of this drink, you could try adding some cardomom or ginger to the mix. Be careful not to over spice, however!

Ingredients

55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar

1 orange, quartered, each quarter thinly sliced crossways

10 whole dried cloves (dried flower bud)

2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks

1 vanilla pod, split

2 tablespoons Cointreau liqueur

8 strawberries, hulled, washed, quartered Ice, to serve

Method

  1. Combine wine, sugar, orange, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then remove from heat and set aside for 30 minutes to infuse.
  3. Add Cointreau to the wine mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to a jug and place in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
  4. Add strawberries to the wine mixture. Divide ice among serving glasses, then pour over mulled wine and serve immediately.

Recipe via Taste

May 8, 2015

TGIF: Christmas Party Cocktail Ideas

While the festive season is fast approaching, it’s time to get creative and enjoy some holiday-themed cocktails for your next gathering. If you simply don’t have the time to troll Pinterest for some ideas, we’ve picked the coolest cocktails to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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Grinch Cocktail

A delicious drink which features a splash of orange juice, peach schnapps, rum, and soda to create a signature green drink. Garnish with a red cherry, and of course a candy cane.

Christmas Party Cocktails Ideas

The North Pole

A delicious drink which is heavy on the cream for that special time of year. Combine vodka, peppermint schnapps, cream, chocolate syrup and mix in a blender.

Christmas Party Cocktails Ideas

Winter Sea Breeze

If you want something light for the evening, choose this cocktail which keeps it simple. All you need is a splash of vodka, grapefruit juice, tonic water, and pomegranate seeds (or mint) to garnish. Yum!

Christmas Party Cocktails Ideas

Peppermint Eggnog

Create this delicious signature recipe which features peppermint ice cream, a splash of eggnog, and ginger ale for a cool, unique taste. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, mash a candy cane to garnish the glass.

Christmas Party Cocktails Ideas

Christmas Spritz

And finally, a delicious cocktail which is also easy to make if you’re a beginner in the kitchen. All you need is lime, pomegranate and a splash of prosecco (but champagne is also a good alternative).

Christmas Party Cocktails Ideas

Which cocktail would you recreate this festive season?

Images via Design Loves Detail, Cosmopolitan, Catch My Party, NY Times

December 5, 2014