There is so much going on right now, but on the other hand nothing really changed.
It is somewhere between autumn and winter, days are shorter, but the Christmas lights are on.
It’s dark and cold so I started to have more excuses to stay at home and eat something nice and comforting instead of going out. However after a few weekends in I started to miss the sky, sea, fresh air and sunlight. This morning it was bright and crisp, really good weather for a walk.
Thanks to Simone and the photography and styling challenge she organised I finally decided to post a recipe for my favorite hot alcohol drink for winter.
I really don’t understand why mulled beer isn’t as popular as mulled wine. I love mulled beer and I also treat it as kind of medicine. You see whenever I feel like I’m getting a cold I fix myself a mulled beer. It is hot and spicy, so it will warm you up, it has honey and we all know that honey is good for you and it’s much better than an onion syrup my mum used to make me drink. And remember you can drink it even when you are totally healthy.
For the purposes of this post I measured the amounts of ingredients, usually I just mix in a few my favorite ground spices - cinnamon, ginger and cardamon and some honey. The goal is to get drink that is sweet and spicy. Other version you may try: Add raspberry syrup instead of honey. My boyfriend likes adding a slice of orange before drinking, however it's definitely not my cup of tea.
- 2 lager beers
- 2 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 whole cloves
- 1-cm long piece fresh ginger, sliced
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 whole star anise
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamon
- pinch nutmeg