Ingredients

Red wine
Cinnamon sticks
Orange slices
Star anise
Sugar
Sloe or damson gin

Method

Try this classic mulled wine recipe that is perfect for cooler winter evenings around the firepit. Warm up from the inside out with both a toasty fire and a glass of warming wood fired mulled wine.

Begin by building a fire in your firepit or chimenea. Let the heat build and the flames die down before you start.

Place all the ingredients into a cast iron pot, apart from the sugar, then place on the cooking grill over the wood fire. Heat gently and add the sugar to taste.

Leave over the heat to boil. Once boiled, move the pan to the side of the grill and leave to simmer for 15 minutes. This will allow the spices to fully infuse in the mulled wine.

Take off the heat and stir in some sloe or damson gin.

Serve immediately in a heat proof glass, sit back and warm up.

TIP! Don’t forget, you can switch the slow or damson gin with brandy.