As the festive season fast approaches its time to get the table ready for the big Christmas season and nothing says Christmas in Croatia quite as much as mulled wine or kuhano vino.
The aroma of this traditional Christmas drink is already wafting around the Old City of Dubrovnik as the Dubrovnik Winter Festival has brought various festive stands to the Stradun many serving this alcoholic delight. And it’s simple and straightforward to make in your home this Christmas and your guests are sure to love a touch of Croatia in their glasses.
Here is our recipe for mulled wine (kuhano vino) to get your ready for Christmas
Mulled Wine Ingredients
• One 750 ml bottle red wine
• One peeled and sliced orange (keep peel to add zest to taste into cooking pot)
• 8-10 whole cloves
• 2/3 cup honey or sugar
• 3 cinnamon sticks
• 1 tsp fresh ginger
How to make mulled wine
Combine all of the ingredients into a large saucepan
Gently warm the ingredients on low to medium heat (don’t boil keep it low and slow) for around half an hour
Add a touch of honey slowly until it dissolves
When the wine is steaming and the ingredients have been well blended it is ready to serve
Enjoy your traditional Croatian Christmas drink