A delicious warming drink, based on the Italian Vin Brûlé. It's Perfect for serving to guests at your next Christmas party, or to treat yourself while you're wrapping the Christmas presents!
Author: The Christmas Guide
1bottle of red wine
Pinch of fresh nutmeg
Optional: 1 Orange to garnish
Scrub the orange under hot water to remove any wax coating from the skin.
Pour the red wine into a medium saucepan and add the spices, honey and vanilla extract.
Use a vegetable peeler to peel long wide strips of zest off half the orange. But be careful to avoid catching too much of the white pith, as that tastes bitter. Add the strips of zest and the juice of the orange to the saucepan.
Warm the wine over a medium heat for 10 minutes. Make sure that the wine doesn't boil, as you will evaporate the alcohol. The surface of the wine should just 'shiver'.
After 10 minutes, remove from the heat and pass the wine through a fine mesh sieve to remove all of the spices and zest.