Day 10: This is a twist on the traditional mulled wine, it’s a mulled cider! To make an alcohol free version for kids/non drinkers, substitute the cider for pressed apple juice instead. There are some beautiful Irish apple juices to be bought at this time of the year. Personally I love both Stameen Farm and Llewellyns Orchard juices for local juices (and ciders) but whatever you can get your hands on is fine. Do yourself a favour though, don’t use juices made from concentrate, you just won’t get the same flavour.
This is my recipe for a very strong mulled wine. Be warned it packs a punch! At the moment we are far from mulled wine status. Everything is poised and ready to go mind you, but we’ve had a rotten tummy bug virus run through the house and shake us from the inside out. I’ve been on lockdown with the smallest fella since Sunday and tomorrow will go back to the office for a cup of tea in peace. 😉 He’s still not well so his Dad is taking over for the day. Christmas is feeling a bit disjointed this year. Everything I do is tinged with a bittersweet moment…