Christmas Special

Hot Wine Punch from German Christmas Market

Move over egg nog, it’s hot wine’s time to shine

Christmas is just a few days away and it’s high time you start thinking about what to serve at this year’s holiday party. Last year, your party went off without a hitch but this year, you’ve got to outdo yourself. Nix the same ol’ same ol’ with something a little different this year. Our recommendation? Hot Wine Punch inspired by the German Christmas Market – a spicy treat that we would honestly drink all year long if we could.

So, read on for the recipe that will have everyone talkin’ through New Years. Move over egg nog, it’s hot wine’s time to shine.

Ingredients:

700 ml dry red wine
1 lemon
3 oranges
1 cinnamon stick
2 dried star anise fruits
2 tbsp. honey

Instructions:

Step1:
Wash a lemon and oranges with warm water.

Step2:
Remove the zest from the lemon and the oranges and cut into strips.

Step3:
Squeeze the juice from the lemon and the oranges.

Step4:
Mix the lemon and orange juice and zest in a pot with the anise fruits, honey, cinnamon, and red wine and let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Step5:
Remove spices and garnish with a slice of orange.