Mulledwine

Purely for the sake of research you understand, I have today tried a really rather divine mulled cider crockpot recipe and if it does nothing else it has filled the house (and the street outside the house!) with the scent of Christmas, which would be just perfect for a cosy Christmas Eve soiree after midnight mass…

Simply pour a bottle of apple cider into your slow cooker with a 1/4 cup of brown sugar, some ginger, a dash of allspice, a couple of cinnamon sticks and a dash of brandy and leave to simmer very low for three to four hours…

Pour into warmed glasses, and add a few slices of apple and a cinnamon stick to serve, preferably with only the glow of the Christmas tree lights for company…