Mulled wine method
Peel the oranges and lemon, and juice the oranges. Add this to a large saucepan with the sugar and spices. Add just enough wine to cover and put the pan over a low-medium heat.
Cook until the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Bring to the boil and cook for five more minutes until the mixture forms a syrup. By preparing the syrup first, you can use high heat to dissolve the sugar without burning off all the alcohol in the wine.
Add the rest of the wine and the Cointreau, if using. Turn the heat down and cook through gently for at least five minutes. Serve warm with extra orange segments. You can also strain it into the glasses if you prefer.
Remember to save your wine corks too, as they make great magnet planters for you succulent plants.
This mulled wine recipe is easy to follow and in no time you’ll have a delicious festive beverage to warm you up on a cosy evening!