What san-gria is to summer, this crowd-pleasing punch is to winter. Brockmans Warm Winter Mull: so much more interesting than mulled wine. Mull over the joys of the season whilst this sharing-recipe prepares itself in a slow-cooker, filling the room with a wonderfully festive aroma.
Brockmans Warm Winter Mull
150ml Brockmans Gin
1 bottle of Spanish Rioja
100ml simple syrup
100ml orange juice
1 sliced orange
1 handful fresh seasonal berries
6 cinnamon sticks (plus more spices such as star anise or cloves, if you like)
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns (in a sachet)
Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir to combine.
If you like warm, winter spices you can add 5-6 star anise and cloves too. Set the temperature to high and heat for one hour. Reduce the temperature to low to keep it warm for up to 5 hours. If you don’t have a slow cooker, simply place ingredients in a heavy-based casserole dish or saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on leaving it on a very low heat for about 45 minutes without having a glass until your guests arrive! To serve, spoon into insulated glassware.
Add a few seasonal berries, a stick of cinnamon and a dehydrated or fresh orange or clementine slice.