A classic witner warmer in under 15 minutes courtesy of your Thermomix
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my Thermomix’s capabilities better this year and I won’t deny I’ve been waiting for Christmas to roll around to see which of our festive recipes will best translate into a Thermie creation!
So whether you’re looking for the perfect winter warmer or perhaps some Christmas in July ideas for our readers Downunder, we bring you our take on Thermomix Mulled Wine.
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Tools you will need for making a Thermomix Mulled Wine
- Lemon squeezer
- Knife and chopping board
- 750g bottle of red wine
- 250g water
- 100g raw sugar
- 20g lemon juice
- 3 cinnamon sticks (optional extra as garnish)
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 star anise (optional extra to garnish)
- 1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
- 60g Brandy (optional)
- Garnish with a sliced orange
- Place the sugar, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, star anise and nutmeg in the missing bowl - 5 min / 100°C / speed 1
- Add the wine (and Brandy if desired), cook for 7 min / 80°C / speed 1
- Strain through the simmering basket and serve hot into heatproof glasses or mugs
- Garnish with thin slices of orange, cinnamon sticks and star anise
Variations on our Thermomix Mulled Wine
The great thing about our Thermies – and frankly any cocktail recipe that you want to make – it’s all your choice! We have played around with the flavours a little, we like it quite strong so have thrown in the extra couple of shots of brandy, as we would in the pot-made mulled wine recipe.
You can vary how much sugar you add depending on taste, and how dry of a red wine you’re using.
What sort of red wine do I need for mulled wine?
The key to a good red for mulled wine is to look for a more full-bodied and fruit-forward red wine, relatively high in tannins. Something like a Californian Zinfandel will do the job, or a Grenache or a Malbec. Don’t go raiding your cellar, we would suggest going for something fairly inexpensive from your local bottle shop or supermarket.
Pre-mixed spices for mulled wine
Just as you would in the pot version of mulled wine, there’s no shame in using some pre-mixed spices for your Thermomix Mulled Wine. Some common flavours and scents you will come across include:
- Star Anise
- Juniper Berry
- Orange zest
Here are some beautifully pre-packaged suggestions you can get on Etsy:
Non-alcoholic mulled wine in the Thermomix
We are still experimenting with our favourite version for the kids alcohol-free mulled wine. So far, we have found (other then the obvious of ommiting the brandy and wine!) that a strong dark grape juice works best. As these are already reconstituted we’ve not added the extra sugar and water, simply let it mix at 100°C with the spices. Next time we’re going to try it with a good dollop of honey and see that it’s not too overly sweet.
If you’ve experimented with this and have a recipe of non-alcoholic version you’d like to share let us know in the comments!
Looking for some Christmas gift suggestions?
If you know a mama who loves drinks as much as we do, pop on over here and see our complete collection of Christmas gift ideas. From the perfect glassware to what to buy a mulled-wine lover we’ll help you fill their stockings with some Christmas cheer they’ll remember!
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