I’m just going to start this off by saying that if it was socially acceptable to drink mulled wine for breakfast, I totally would. With that as background information, I think you can understand my intense disappointment when I realised that most store bought, bottled mulled wine contains added sugars. Don’t feel too bad for me, it took me about 30 seconds to grab the stranger next to me in the wine aisle by the collar and say ‘I’ll just make it myself!’* and I’ve been existing 50% on my sugar free mulled wine recipe ever since.
It is so simple to make mulled wine, all you need is a stove top, some spices and of course, a bottle of red wine.
*NOTE: This is not 100% true, I was actually in the checkout line.
Sugar Free Mulled Wine Recipe – Ingredients – Serves 4 (or just you, I ain’t here to judge)
1 Bottle of red wine
3 Bay leaves (supplied by Bearfaced Groceries)
3 whole cinnamon sticks
1 Teaspoon of cloves
1/3 Teaspoon of grated nutmeg, for good measure
Pour the wine into a small pot.
Add the bay leaves and spices.
Cover the pot with a lid and leave to simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.
Enjoy with cheese, on the bus on the way to work (what – who said that) or with sugar free gingerbread cookies