Mulled Wine

 Ingredients

  • 4.3 Litre of red wine
  • 500g sugar
  • 3 Oranges, sliced
  • 35 Cloves
  • 17 Cardamom pods
  • 7 Pieces of cinnamon
  • 10 Star Anise

 Method

  • Add all of the above ingredients to a pan apart from the sugar
  • Heat gently (but do not boil) for 10 minutes.  The ideal temperature for mulled wine is 70 deg C.
  • Stir the sugar in gently and dissolve.
  • Keep on a low heat for a further 5 minutes, infusing the spices.
  • Add to the drinks dispenser (including the spices and fruit if you prefer a stronger flavour)

Serve & enjoy !

12th November 2015

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Kilner’s Top 10 Christmas Gifts

Kilner’s Top 10 Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for something original, beautiful and special for Christmas?

Here are some creative and inspiring gifts to give your family and friends for Christmas.

#1 Kilner Homebrew Kits

The perfect creative gift for the man in your life.

Choose from cider, bitter or lager.

Everything you need is included in the kit.

 

#2 5/8 Litre Kilner Drinks Dispenser

Keep the drinks flowing at your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party with the stunning glass Kilner drinks dispensers.

View our range of Drinks Dispensers.

#3 10 Piece Kilner Preserving Starter Set

Begin making delicious jams, chutneys and jellies with a complete starter kit from Kilner.

View the Kilner Starter Set.

#4 20 Piece Kilner Spice Jar Set

Bring taste back into your life with this cute Kilner 20 piece spice jar set. Now there are no excuses for bland food.

View the Kilner Spice Jar Set.

#5 A Set of 4 Kilner Shot Jars/ Mini Jars

For those who like a little of what they fancy, these beautiful glass Kilner shot jars make a great gift for Christmas.

View the Kilner Shot Jars/ Mini Jars.

#6 Kilner Wine Kit

Raise a glass to your health this Christmas with a glass of your own homemade wine.

 

#7 Kilner Drinking Set for Two

The Kilner drinking set for two offers a creative way of serving and enjoying delicious drinks.

View the Kilner Drinking Set for Two.

#8 Kilner Preserve Jars as Christmas Lanterns

Transform your jar in a few simple steps to make a magical and thoughtful gift.

Find out how.

#9 1 Litre Round Clip Top Jar Set

Kilner round clip top jars make brilliant gift jars. Fill with sweets or small gifts and decorate with a ribbon and tag.

View our range of Clip Top Jars.

#10 Kilner Sloe Gin bottle

Get creative and infuse gin or vodka with your favourite sweet or candy flavours. Our favourite is candyfloss vodka.

View the Sloe Gin Bottle.

Visit www.kilnerjar.co.uk for more products and recipe inspiration.

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8th December 2014

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Top 5 Kilner Drinks Dispenser Autumn Tipples

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Top 5 Kilner Drinks Dispenser Autumn Tipples

We have tasted some unusual, delicious and down right weird winter drinks to finally come up with our top 5 favourite beverages to serve in our stunning new Kilner drinks dispenser.

Here are our top 5:

  1. Our ultimate drinks dispenser autumn  tipple is Sour but Soothing Lemonade

 

This sour but delicious drink will warn away all manner of colds, sore throats and general winter coughs.

Sour but Smoothing Lemonade

The juice of 7 lemons

1 litre of water boiled first and left to cool to room temperature

7 teaspoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of rose water

Simply add all the ingredients to the freshly squeezed lemon juice and enjoy.

  1. Winter Warming Mulled Wine. Adults only

The taste of Christmas, our festive drink will leave you feeling warm and mellow.

1 part red wine

1 part lemonade

3 teaspoons of cinnamon

3 teaspoons of nutmeg

2 table spoons of brown sugar

Pour all ingredients into a large pan and warm on a low heat. Do not boil. Once the drink has been warmed  add to your drinks dispenser and enjoy next to a roaring fire.

  1. Devil’s Blood Punch.

The perfect Halloween drink for adults.

This shockingly good beverage will leave you feeling brave enough to face any demon in the night.

1 litre of lemonade

100ml of raspberry juice

100ml of blackberry juice

6 shots of Vodka

  1. Autumn Spice

This drink is great for the kids.

1 litre of ginger ale (non alcoholic)

1 litre of lemonade

4 cinnamon sticks

3 teaspoons of nutmeg

Top with brown sugar

Add all ingredients into your drinks dispenser and stir thoroughly.

  1. Kilner’s Hot Toddy

To sleep soundly during the cold winter nights, with a dripping nose and a tickly cough, try a Kilner Hot Toddy. Adults only

Add a couple of shots of whiskey to your drinks dispenser.

Add 1 litre of water, boiled first then left to cool to slightly above room temperature.

Add 5 teaspoons of brown sugar

Tip. Add a slice of lemon to each glass

Stir thoroughly and enjoy immediately.

Drink responsibly!

28th October 2014

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Infuse with Elderflower

There are many different flowers, herbs and spices you can use to infuse alcohol or soft drinks, but elderflower has to be our favourite.

Elderflower cordial is made from the elderberry plant, mixed with sugar and water. Elderflower dates back to the Roman times when they acquired a taste for the sweet and delicate drink.

Elderflowers are coming back into season and grow in most of Europe and Africa. The cream flowers smell like honey and are crisp and juicy, highlighting the aromatic scent and flavour of the plant.

To make a cordial, the elderflower heads are steeped in a concentrated sugar solution and then removed and replaced with  lemon juice to help preserve the cordial. The mixture is then covered and left to infuse.

You can buy the cordial from most supermarkets and you can simply add it to fizzy water or mix a little in a glass of champagne, wine or beer. The taste is sweet and delicate and adds something special to your beverage.

You can make your own wine, cider or beer at home with Kilner’s 4-week wine making kits, or bitter, beer and cider brewing kits, which will allow you to add the elderflower easily and let it infuse during the process.

29th April 2014

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