Mulled 'Wine' for Drivers
Here is something special for Christmas parties and it looks just like mulled wine - on the right hand side of the picture
|1 small orange|
|6 fl oz (175 ml) Belvoir Spiced Winter Berries Cordial|
|10 fl oz (300 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice|
|½ tablespoons honey|
|4 tablespoons golden caster sugar|
|1 cinnamon stick|
|2 star anise|
|½ teaspoon ground ginger|
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This recipe is from Delia's Happy Christmas
Begin by cutting the orange into quarters and then slice the quarters. Halve the lemon and then slice into quarters.
Stud the small orange with the cloves, then put all the ingredients into a large saucepan and add 1¾ pints (1 litre) of cold water. Stir together and simmer for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
Taste before serving and add more honey or sugar, if needed.
Ladle into mugs or heatproof glasses, remembering to remove the cinnamon stick and star anise.
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This is a very flexible Christmas recipe, allowing you to adjust the quantities as you wish...and if unexpected guests arrive, just add more water and fruit to eke it out!
A pina colada without the rum (below left), but still tasting deliciously creamy and looking every bit as good as the real thing.
A glass of something warm and spicy goes very well with warmed mince pies during the party season - even though we no longer seem to greet guests rubbing frosty fingers and shaking snow off their boots!
Chocolate Orange (on the left) another easy-to-make non-alcoholic drink for drivers.
Lassi (on the right), is an Indian yoghurt drink and this recipe - perfect for drivers at parties - is the creation of a wonderful cook, Pami Dhanani, who has introduced a subtle Indian tone.
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