This is my dear friend Jodi. We met at a Positive Parenting course, trying to figure out how to handle unruly 3-year-olds. The course was held every Tuesday at 7pm for 6 weeks. Unbeknown to our husbands, we continued to meet at 7pm on Tuesdays well after the course had finished just for a coffee (with Baileys!) and a chat, it was exactly what we both needed. Eventually we fessed up to our husbands, but by that stage it was too late - our friendship was permanent! Jodi has a beautiful sense of style and enjoys making her home a sanctuary of comfort. Jodi's Mulled Wine recipe is just that - warm winter comfort. Enjoy.
// 750ml bottle of good dry red wine (Jodi recommends a cab merlot)
// 1/4 cup brown sugar
// 1 cup water
// zest of one orange
// juice of half the orange
// 2 cinnamon sticks
// 2 star annise
// 1/2 tsp nutmeg
// 6 cloves
In a saucepan mix the water, sugar, zest and spices, and bring them to a gentle simmer.
Add the wine and juice, continue to simmer for 30 mins.
Strain through a fine sieve or muslin, return to pan and leave on the heat to serve hot!
Jodi's tip: to adjust the taste, add more or less sugar or orange juice.