Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mulled Wine | DIY



Friday nights for me are all about relaxing at home and enjoying some time with my husband. This usually means a takeaway with a movie snuggled up on the sofa and the candles lit, and that to me is perfection after a long week. One thing I do love on a Friday is an alcoholic drink, I'm not a big drinker I only have about one or two drinks but it's something I look forward to so I thought I would share with you all what I get up to and also my favourite Autumn/Winter Mulled Wine DIY...


What You Need: 
1 bottle of red wine || 60g/2oz of demerara sugar || 1 cinnamon stick
Grated nutmeg || 1 orange, halved || 1 dried bay leaf

What To Do: 
Put the wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, bay-leaf and the spices. || Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Taste to see if you want the wine sweeter, and add more sugar to taste. || Off the heat, stir in the sloe or damson gin if you are using it. || Strain into heatproof glasses and serve at once.

This recipe is not my own, and comes from the BBC Food website* who teamed up with me for this blog post. If you haven't checked out this website before then I would really recommend it to everyone; from vegetarians and vegans, to meat eaters because there really is something for everyone. To see this recipe and more recipes then check out the BBC Food website

Once the Mulled Wine DIY is all finished Phil and me will sit down and order a takeaway, I'll put some comfortable PJ's on and we will have a chat about our day whilst munching on our food; it's this time we usually pick a movie to watch too. Once we have finished eating our tasty food, I will get involved in two of my favourite twitter chats: #GBloggers and #SpoonieSpeak until 8pm and then once the chats are finished I'll go snuggle up on the sofa with Phil and our puppy Daisy, settle down for the night and we will watch a movie whilst drinking our homemade Mulled Wine. I really hope you all enjoyed this blog post and seeing a little bit more into my life and what I get up to. Let me know if you try out the Mulled Wine recipe? It's such a classic winter time drink which everyone seems to love!

With love, Alisha Valerie. x


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16 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to try Mulled Wine! Every Christmas Market I go to I want to try it and never do! I will be trying this out for sure! Fab post :) Love Rachel xx
    www.rachelxblog.com

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    1. I'd love to know your thoughts if you do try it babe? πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  2. It looks lovely! I might make this for family, however I don't drink alcohol so won't be trying this myself x
    Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx | www.debrabow.com

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    1. Let me know if you do and it works out for you babe? πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  3. Love mulled wine! Can't really drink wine anymore because of stomach problems I've been having but I will pass this recipe on to my mum as she always whips up a batch for the family at Xmas time. Love the sound of your relaxing evening in with your husband too. Great post xxx www.hannahscloud9.com

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    1. No worries at all lovely, hope your tummy problems clear up as soon as possible for you! πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  4. I absolutely love mulled wine! I had a glass in a pub last night and it set me back £3.95, so making it myself is probably a much cheaper alternative! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Abbey πŸŽ„ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. No worries at all babe, happy you liked it! πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  5. I might tell my auntie about this as she's such a wino! I don't drink but will tell my wine-drinking friends too :)

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love mulled wine! It's just the perfect evening drink. My cousin usually always makes a bit pot of it on Christmas Day and it's become somewhat of a tradition for us.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  7. Oh Mulled Wine at Christmas is just the best, however I prefer the Non-alcoholic one better!! But I'll need to try this recipe!! xox

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  8. I've always wanted to tr Mulled Wine. Really tempted to attempt it this year and see how I get on!
    xx
    http://kezlablogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oohh please let me know if you do and let me know what you think of it lovely? πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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