Mulled wine or Bishop's wine is a Sinterklaas drink that is served hot. And that is good in the chilly evenings of December. Therefor a drink high on my list.
Again the last Sinterklaas dish this year. Well, there are delicious raclette recipes on their way but first of course Thanksgiving recipes. Raclette is quite popular on December 5th in the Netherlands. But that is not the only date for a great raclette party. Hence it is a separate topic. Certainly recommended!
Today we are going to make the recipe for Mulled wine or Bishop's wine. Mulled wine is traditionally consumed around Sinterklaas. It is a warm wine made from orange, cloves, sugar and cinnamon. Now you may think that's somewhat reminiscent of the Mulled wine that's being served in Germany that's called gluhwein and that is true with regard to the warm wine, but gluh wine does contain citrus fruits (and for example could be made with lemon). Mulled wine as in Bishop's wine is only made of oranges.
Because mulled wine is so connected to Sinterklaas it seemed a great idea to end with this recipe.
- you don't want the alcohol to be gone in your wine, only warm up to 70 degrees Celsius.
- you don't want to eat cloves, prick the cloves into the orange peel. That way you will get them out easily.
- you have different types of wines, I can't exactly indicate the sugar content. Always add a little less, and then taste. Season with a little extra sweetener if necessary .
Recipe Mulled wine Bishop's wine
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Mulled wine or Bishop's wine
- 750 ml red wine
- 500 ml water
- 75 grams powdered sugar
- 2 oranges each quartered
- 5 cloves
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- Add the red wine, water and sugar in a saucepan.
- Prick the cloves into the orange and add, along with the cinnamon stick, to the wine.
- Heat slowly to 70 degrees Celsius.
- Allow to simmer for at least one hour at this temperature (definitely not hotter).