Mulled wine

The ideal drink on a cold winters evening, spicy and warm.  Ideal for Christmas.

1 bottle good quality red wine ( 75 cl )
1 cup water
110g ( 4 oz ) sugar
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 cloves ( whole )
the juice of 1 orange
lemon peel ( unwaxed or organic )

In a saucepan mix the water, sugar, orange juice, spices and lemon peel all together bring to the boil and let it simmer gently for 15-20 minutes strain the liquid, return to saucepan add the red wine and bring back to simmering point, making sure not to boil, or all the alcohol will evaporate serve hot in special in preheated wine glasses, to prevent the glass from cracking.

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