The scents of cloves and cinnamon wafting from this wintry punch are a wonderful accompaniment for any Yuletide gathering
Mulled white wine with cinnamon & cloves
Warming spices and wine in a toasty tipple that tastes as good as it smells
1 x 750ml bottle white wine
Juice and zest of 1⁄2 orange
1⁄2 lemon, sliced
3–4 star anise
3 cinnamon sticks, plus extra to serve (optional)
1 tbsp cloves
1 vanilla pod
4 tbsp caster sugar
Heat all the ingredients in a pan, until steaming but not boiling.
Serve with cinnamon sticks, if you like.