Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pic Today 12/15/10






HOT MULLED SPICE
FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Hot mulled drinks (wine or cider)
are popular the world over
at Christmas time.

Each country has its own name and recipe
for hot, spiced holiday drinks:

England/America -- Hot mulled wine
Germany -- Glühwein
Poland -- Grzane wino
France -- Vin chaud
Nordic Countries -- Glögg
Italy -- Vin brulé
Serbia/Croatia -- Kuvano vino
Romania -- Vin fiert
South America -- Candola
Bulgaria -- Greyano vino
Latvia -- Karstvins
(I'm sure I'm missing a few.)

Variations on the recipe are fairly similar.
They more or less include familiar aromatic spices,
including cinnamon, cloves, allspice and
especially nutmeg and mace (the dried outer-covering
around nutmeg) which are subtle flavorings
for breads, cakes and pies, especially this time of year.

Simply add these spices to red wine or apple cider,
along with sugar (to taste) and orange slices.
Heat gently on the stove for 15-20 minutes and serve.

And raise your mugs as you toast the holidays.

Now off to the spice store with you!!!



10 comments:

  1. Looking at your photos and reading the text started my mouth watering - lovely stuff hot mulled wine.Nice post Rick.

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  2. Beautiful photo's , love the spices, and the recipe(s). It does taste wonderful and makes the house aromatically delightful.

    Lovely post,,,
    joanny

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  3. mmmhh ... what wonderful pictures of this beautiful Christmas tradition!!

    have a nice day Rick, with my best wishes for you

    isabella

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  4. mmm... what for the smell! :o)))

    Dorota

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  5. I can smell cinammon. =))))

    Beautiful batch. =*

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  6. Buenas fotografías, ingredientes muy buenos...un abrazo

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  7. Your pictures even smells nice... ;-)

    Have a great day!

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  8. mmmmmmm YUM!!! my mouth is watering just reading about this! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  9. A lua de prata
    no céu se esconde
    As estrelas pingam
    lágrimas de saudade
    A noite grita
    dentro de mim o teu nome

    Lou Witt

    Feliz noite....Beijos meus! M@ria

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