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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

EXPRESS ALSATIAN MULLED WHITE WINE (Vin chaud Alsacien)

EXPRESS ALSATIAN MULLED WHITE WINE 
(Vin chaud Alsacien minute)

Hummmmm, it smells Christmas around the corner : the spices, the hot beverages... I have discovered this version in Germany (near Leipzig), during a music festival. I loved it so much that I asked for the recipe. The guy told me that it was Alsatian, ok then... This version with white Alsatian wine is so much lighter than the regular one.... Careful though...  I called it express because I noticed that many of my friends when I proposed to make this mulled wine, did not have all the spices. In France we have a magic little bottle called "4 épices " (a blend of 4 spices : cloves, nutmeg, ginger and ground pepper), which is absolutely perfect. No need to look for hours for your spices, they are all grounded in one little bottle!!! 
Riesling was born in the German Rhineland and is considered to be THE Rhine grape. Its culture is said to be back to the Roman time of occupation (no less...). In fact, it's during the Charlemagne reign in 843 that Louis II The Germain, planted the aromatic Gentil along the Rhine. The Alsatian Riesling on the other hand, appeared around the 15th century... Enjoy with moderation of course...





 
EXPRESS ALSATIAN MULLED WHITE WINE
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Riesling white wine
Orange
Lemon

In your cupboard
Honey
Ground mixed spices
Brown caster sugar
Honey

EXPRESS ALSATIAN MULLED WHITE WINE
For 1 litre

1 bottle of Riesling (German or Alsatian)
1 tbsp of ground mixed spices
1 orange cut in slices
1 lemon cut in slices
2 tbsp of brown caster sugar
20cl 6,75 oz of water
Honey to serve

In a saucepan, gently heat the wine. DO NOT ALLOW it to boil...
Add the orange, lemon, sugar, spices and water.
Combine well.
Cover and let simmer and infused for 30 minutes.
Serve in a hot proof glass with one tsp of honey...


Vin chaud Alsacien minute
 

Pour 1 litre 

1 bouteille de Riesling
1 orange coupée en rondelles
1 citron coupé en rondelles
1 ca-soupe de 4 épices
2 ca-soupe de cassonade
20cl d’eau
Du miel

Faites réchauffer gentiment le vin dans une casserole. Attention, celui-ci ne doit pas bouillir !!!
Ajoutez orange, citron, les épices, l’eau et la cassonade.
Remuez bien le tout.
Couvrez et laissez infuser sur feu très doux pendant 30 minutes.
Servir dans un verre résistant à la chaleur avec 1 ca-soupe de miel.
A consommer avec modération !

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