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Vibrant Hibiscus Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a winter favourite and a great drink for festive celebrations. Even beyond the festivities, a warm cuppa is a great accompaniment to a family dinner or just a chilled night in. This is a classic recipe with a vibrant addition of Hibiscus flower. This hibiscus mulled wine ignites a much stronger flavour but not overwhelming. Which makes it an authentic and traditional method of brewing with a contemporary twist.

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Aside from the obvious features of the Hibiscus flower. Which is its vivacious colour and taste, the plant holds a lot of health benefit. It’s been said that the flower aids in treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammatory and digestive problems. Hibiscus also holds nutritional values. It is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It apparently also speeds up metabolism to aid weight loss and assist in reducing anxiety. It’s a perfect addition to the loved, warm and hearty mulled wine

The Hibiscus flower has been used in several cultures in Africa, the Caribbean and Asian countries. Typically used in drinks and desserts it also holds symbolic values to countries, such as Haiti and Malaysia. The name varies across different parts of the world. Such as zobo in Nigeria, sorrel in Jamaica and gumamela in the Philippines. I guess we can say this hibiscus mulled wine is a fusion of many cultures.

You might also like these two other recipes with Hibiscus:

Hibiscus Mulled Wine

Immaculate Ruému
Classic mulled wine recipe with a vibrant addition of Hibiscus flower that ignites a much stronger flavour, packed with minerals and Vitamins
4.91 from 10 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Fusion, international
Servings 4 glasses
Calories 92 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 750ml Bottle dry red wine
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 10 Whole cloves
  • 5 Star anise
  • 1 Large orange
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Hibiscus flower
  • 500 ml Water

Instructions
 

  • Bring over medium heat a pot of water, add the Hibiscus flower and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the bottle of red wine and add all the spices, sliced oranges, and honey.
  • Simmer but do not boil for 15 minutes (even longer is better. you can slow cook for 2 to 3 hours).
  • Remove pan from heat, strain out the spices, hibiscus, oranges and any extra bits.
  • Serve hot. You can garnish with slices of oranges or whole spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: hibiscus, mulled wine
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AboutImmaculate Ruému

Chef, blogger and all-round food enthusiast. Simultaneously a professional chef and a home cook. Living a vision of breaking global culinary boundaries.

10 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Ah mulled wine is a must have for me during the winter festive season, it’s so good, you would love it

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