Mulled wine cocktail

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Mulled wine cocktail
Serve this cocktail and kick off your Christmas party with a bang. It has all the flavours of the classic winter warmer and can be made ahead to allow you more time to focus on your guests.
  • 1 clementine
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, bruised
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Nutmeg, a few gratings
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 100ml grand marnier
1. Remove large segments of peel from the fruit using a speed peeler. 2. Add to a pan with all the remaining ingredients, except the alcohol. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4 minutes to dissolve the sugar completely. 3. Takethe pan off the heat, add the red wine and grand marnier, and leave to infuse until completely cooled. 4. Garnish with a star anise and serve.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: makes 1 litre