Today is December 1st and now the countdown for Christmas starts. Like last year, I'll post a new christmas-related recipe every day. I hope you will enjoy this December celebration.
Normally mulled wine is made with red wine, but making it with white wine makes it more fruity, crisp and light. This lighter version is really nice here in the warmer climate, and will even work as an ice cold drink.
- ¾ cup (180 ml) elderflower syrup (I used Darbo elderflower syrup)
- 1 vanilla bean pod
- 2 thin slices fresh ginger
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 crisp white wine
- 1 splash white rum
- slivered almonds
- diced dried yellow fruits (pineapple, mango, melon, golden raisins)
- 1 orange
Pour the syrup in to a tall glass, add whole cloves and vanillapod, cut lengthwise. Cover the glass and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
Pour the syrup into a large pot, add white wine, ginger, 2 thin slices orange, a splash rum and heat it up. Be careful not to let it boil. Remove, orange slices, ginger and cloves.
Add the dried fruit and the almond slivers and serve in small heatproof glasses.