Dedicated to Beverly Bartlett, who gave us a mulled wine recipe that we still use about 18 years later (with a few tweaks of course).
Bottle of cheap red wine
1/4/ pint of water
2-3 oz Sugar
piece of Orange peel
piece of Ginger
2 cardamom pods
(to that original recipe we have added.. Star Anise, nutmeg and add the juice of an orange to about 5 bottles of wine)
You just heat Water juice & sugar until it's dissolved, add the wine and the spices (in a muslin sachet if you want to make retrieval easy) warm to very hot (not boiling).
Leave to sit (then hook out the spices) we re-bottle it at this point. When you fancy some, heat a couple of glasses worth up in the microwave (in a jug) and pour out.
Strobist; EzyBox 38cm (converted to striplight with foil and gaffer mask) sb80dx 1/4 28mm (left)
Right and high sb28dx 1/2 CTO 1/32 pwr zoom 35mm
left on gorilla pod as backlight for steam Canon 430ex 5cm straw grid 1/16 zoom 70 mm