Mulled wine

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

  • 750 ml red wine
  • 110 gm (½ cup) caster sugar
  • 2 thin orange slices
  • 1 thin lemon slice
  • 1 small red chilli, halved lengthways
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • ½ fresh bay leaf
  • ½ vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • 30 ml brandy
01   Combine all ingredients (except brandy) in a saucepan. Bring to just below the boil, stirring to dissolve sugar (3-5 minutes; do not boil or alcohol will cook off). Remove from heat immediately, add brandy and serve hot.
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