Slow Cooker Mulled Wine Recipe
– Slow cooker mulled wine recipe –
Slow cooker mulled wine is super easy, our packets contain everything you need.
Slow cooker mulled wine recipe, step by step guide.
Step 1 Pull out your slow cooker (or rice maker).
Step 2 Open our packet & empty the contents into the bowl.
Step 3 Add the wine, set the slow cooker to low, close the lid & wait 3 – 8 hours.
Step 4 Open the lid & serve beautifully warming spicy mulled wine.
Low & slow is our recommendation for brewing delicious slow cooker mulled wine, however the recipe can be modified to suit your taste buds or time frame.
Slow brewing (strong spice flavour): – Mix our mulled wine spice packet with your choice of wine in a slow cooker, utilizing the low setting. After a couple of hours of cooking the mulled wine aroma will start to fill your kitchen, resist the urge & allow the spices to infuse all day. About an hour before you wish to drink the wine remove the lid and allow the brew to reduce 10 – 20%. This will cause the mulled wine to become thicker, darker and spicier. Add a cup of port, sherry, or brandy to increase the alcohol content and improve the mulled wines warming effect.
Fast brewing (stronger wine flavour): – By using the high setting on your slow cooker you can create mulled wine 1 – 2 hours or even less. This method is ideal if your using a good bottle of wine you wish to lightly infuse with spice. Caution the brew does not boil, this will reduce the alcohol content and increase the spice flavour.
Less alcoholic (strong spice flavour): – Choose a sweeter less alcoholic wine ie dolce rosso or Moscato. Boiling mulled wine will cause the alcohol to evaporate, removing the lid while boiling with reduce the volume, making it sweeter and spicier.
More alcoholic (warm body): – Adding port, sherry, brandy, vodka, or another other spirits will obviously increase the alcohol content. Avoid adding while them while the wine is still brewing of the alcohol may evaporate.
Combination of wines: – Mixing varieties of wines is a great way to fine tune our slow cooker mulled wine recipe. Quick Tip – Combining a sweet and dry wine gives you robust flavour without needing to add additional sugar or water.
Tannins: – If your mulled wine is missing the mark, it could be the tannins fault. Try adding a little water, sugar or brewing the wine for longer.
What are Tannins? Tannins are derived from the skin, seed, and stem of grapes, they are responsible for your face distorting when drinking red wine. They are an important descriptor when tasting wine and often stronger in younger or cheaper wines, which have not had the time to soften up with age.
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