Mulled Ale with Spices and Brandy
Mulled ale fortified with brandy is a potent winter warmer bursting with flavor. Very easy to make!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Servings: 2 cocktails
- 2 12 oz Christmas ale you will use only one 12 oz bottle and a half
- 2½ tbsp dark brown sugar use more if you want ale to taste really sweet
- 4-6 cloves to taste
- 2 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 6 pieces orange peel thin top layer of skin only, without the bitter white layer
- 3 oz brandy substitute with Cognac if you feel like splurging
In a saucepan or small pot mix the ale (one and a half bottles, 18 oz total) with the brown sugar and nutmeg, immerse the cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick and orange peel.
Bring to gentle simmer (do not allow to boil), stir for sugar to dissolve and let simmer for 2-3 min to become well infused with the spices.
Remove from heat and add the brandy.
Serve in mugs with an orange slice and enjoy responsibly.