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Bisschopswijn Mulled Wine

schedule-image32oz. cranberry juice
12oz. apple cider
12oz. dry red wine
¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup apricot flavored brandy
1 oz. (generous 1/4 cup) Bisschopswijn Mulling Spices

Stove Top or Crock Pot Method
Combine the cranberry juice, apple cider and red wine in a large crock pot or large sauce pan. Add the brown sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Place Bisschopswijn spices in the muslin bag* provided. Close the bag by pulling the strings. Place the bag of spices into the juice and wine mixture. Cover the crock pot or sauce pan and heat the mixture until hot over a medium setting on your crock pot or medium heat on your stove top. Do not boil. Reduce the temperature to low and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the brown sugar has dissolved completely. Taste the Bisschopswijn occasionally. Remove the spice bag when the desired amount of “spice” is reached. Just before serving add the apricot flavored brandy and stir until combined. Ladle the hot Bisschopswijn into mugs and serve with a Cinnamon Stir Stick. Makes seven 8 ounce cups.

This is our original recipe you will find in a package of Bisschopswijn Mulling Spices. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your personal taste.

Oregon Mulled Wine

2 ¼ cup sparkling apple cider
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon Bisschopswijn Mulling Spices
Peel from 1/3 lemon
½ vanilla bean
12 cardamon pods
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
One bottle dry rose wine
Cognac or brandy
Fresh orange peel

Never boil the wine! Adjust spices to your own taste.

Simmer cider, Bisschopswijn Mulling Spices, sugar, lemon peel, cardamom, peppercorns and vanilla bean over medium low heat for 20-30 minutes until desired spice flavor is achieved.

Warm wine in a small pan until just below a simmer.

Pour warm wine into six mugs or wine glasses, add ½ tablespoon of cognac to each mug/glass and 3 tablespoons of strained spiced cider mixture. Add a fresh strip of orange peel as a garnish.

Wassail (English style)

Fill a saucepan or small stock pot with 1 gallon fresh apple cider, beer or mead. Mix 1–3 teaspoons of ground Bisschopswijn Mulling Spices with ½ cup sugar. Stir sugar into the liquids and dissolve. Simmer over low heat for 1–2 hours, serve hot, topping each cup with a slice to toast.

Wassail (Middle English ‘woes hoel” – ‘be you healthy’) refers both to the salute ‘Waes Hail’ and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year.  Historically, the drink is a mulled cider, mulled beer or mead, made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and topped with slices of toast – which were sometimes hung in the branches of apple trees.  A group then sings: “Old apple tree, old apple tree, we’ve come to wassail thee, to bear and to bow apples enow, hats full, caps full, three bushel bags full, barn floors full and a little heap under the stairs.”

 

 

Bisschopswijn (Traditional Dutch Recipe)

Two 750ml bottles of dry red wine
2/3 cup of granulated white sugar
1oz (generous 1/4 cup) Bisschopswijn Mulling Spices

Stove Top or Crock Pot Method
Pour the red wine in a crock pot or sauce pan. Add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Place 1oz. of Bisschopswijn spices in the muslin bag* provided. Close the bag by pulling the strings. Place the bag of spices into the wine mixture. Cover the crock pot or sauce pan and heat the mixture until hot over a medium setting on your crock pot or medium heat on your stove top. Do not boil. Reduce the temperature to low and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the sugar has dissolved completely. Taste the Bisschopswijn occasionally. Remove the spice bag when the desired amount of “spice” is reached. Ladle the hot Bisschopswijn into mugs and serve with a Cinnamon Stir Stick. Makes six 8 ounce cups.

We have sampled various versions of Bisschopswijn in The Netherlands, Gluhwein in Germany, Glogg in Sweden and Hot Wine in Czech Republic. They vary slightly from country to country and according to tradition. All of them have the same basic ingredients. Use your family recipe or experiment with others.

Bisschopswijn Mulled Wine (Drip Style Coffee Maker Method)

32oz. cranberry juice
12oz. apple cider
12oz. dry red wine
¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup apricot flavored brandy
1 oz. (generous 1/4 cup) Bisschopswijn Mulling Spices

Pour the cranberry juice, apple cider and red wine in the reservoir of the coffee maker. Place a paper filter in the basket of the coffee maker. Fill the basket with Bisschopswijn spices and the brown sugar. Brew the mixture. When the brewing is finished add the apricot brandy to the hot liquid. Pour the hot Bisschopswijn into mugs and serve with a Cinnamon Stir Stick. Makes seven 8oz cups.

Our good friend Amy gave us this brewing idea. She loves Bisschopswijn so much she has two coffee makers, one for brewing coffee and another for brewing Bisschopswijn since the flavor of the spices left in her coffee maker were making her coffee taste like clove and cinnamon.

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