Brew blonde mulled wine

There's no better time to curl up with a cup of something warm and satisfying than during the long, cool winter ahead. We've created some hot twists on our favourite beverage recipes.

Credit: Christina Symons

Choose a white wine for this mulled wine recipe as an interesting alternative to the more usual red-wine selection

One bottle (750 ml) fruity white wine
2 tablespoons (30 mL) sugar
One orange or six kumquats
One large cinnamon stick, broken into
three pieces
5 cardamom pods
10 whole cloves
5 white peppercorns

Serves four

Cut and slice oranges or kumquats and place in a medium saucepan. Add wine, sugar and spices. Heat over medium heat until it is barely simmering. Turn the heat down and allow flavours to meld for five to 10 minutes. Strain, garnish and serve in glass mugs to enjoy the soothing amber ambience while you sip.

Try other hot beverage recipes by Christina Symons:

Hot Chocoluxe
Green Tranquilitea
Vanilla Mocha Eggnog