Winter in a glass is what I call mulled wine! Here is a delightfully easy recipe to make some and celebrate the Christmas spirit!
Mulled wine has something special about it. It is almost like winter in a glass for me and screams winter. As a drink, it comes very close to spiced hot chocolate (which my sister is making right now, as we speak) which is saying a lot. Here is my quick and easy recipe to make mulled wine. Make some, drink it warm and rejoice in the spirit for Xmas, the spirit of winter.
Apparently, mulled wine has its origins in the era of Romans. They heated wine to protect themselves from the bitterly cold winter. Slowly the drink became popular all over Europe and as it reached Turkey and other regions, the addition of spices made it what it is today. In the Scandinavian countries, mulled wine took the form of glogi which was mainly drunk by messengers and postmen. Eventually in the 1890s, glogi started to get associated with Christmas. And mulled wine became almost like official Christmas drink.
While we are on warm drinks, One another really awesome recipe I learnt from my dad is the warm rum cocktail. It is another one of my favourites though it really does not get very cold in Bangalore (at least not as much as Delhi) these are two warm drinks with alcohol which I really love.
If you are planning an Xmas party or just a get-together, try this mulled wine for sure!
PS – This is a post from Dec 2013 which has been updated with new pictures in Dec 2018