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November 06, 2015 2 min read

As the holiday season quickly approaches, our IQliving blog hopes to keep you posted on great seasonal recipes. Each week we will be offering helpful hints and suggestions to spice up old recipes and re-introduce you to timeless classics.

We will also be picking our top holiday gift and entertaining ideas. This week we want to share our favorite Holiday Drink-Ware Picks!

This delicious mulled wine recipe comes from the iconic French brand Le Creuset, a perfect after dinner drink with friends, family, or even for a quiet night in. This recipe is great especially as the temperature starts to drop.

As many of you may already know, the staff at IQliving come from diverse backgrounds, bringing with them unique perspectives on culinary life and entertaining.  We are always happy to help with any questions you may have about holiday gift ideas, cooking, baking, entertaining, serving, along with any problems you may run into. We are always more than happy to help!

 

Le Creuset's Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

1 dessert apple

12 whole cloves

1 large orange

2.5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled

1½ cups soft brown sugar

5 cinnamon sticks

2 bottles of red wine

Instructions:

Cut the unpeeled apple into 6 segments, discarding the core from each piece. Push 2 of the cloves into the flesh of each segment of apple.

Using a potato peeler remove, in strips, all of the peel from the orange. Cut the piece of ginger in half.

Put the pieces of apple, orange peel, ginger, sugar and cinnamon sticks into a large saucepan with 2 cups water.

Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.

Add the wine and gently reheat, but do not boil again. Strain into a large heatproof serving bowl, floating the apple pieces, cinnamon sticks and some fresh orange slices on the top.

Ladle the warm mulled wine into mugs for serving. We recommend that you use the Le Creuset Espresso Mug Set of 6 for smaller helpings, or for people who are a little more adventurous try the larger Le Creuset Stoneware Mugs that are available in a variety of colours!

The recipe serves 12 to 14 

 

 


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