Yesterday was Christmas, and I was frantic, cooking up for about 6 friends of mine, who decided to come to lunch. My menu was extensive and some of the recipes will be on this blog. However, before I proceed, let me tell you about the mulled wine I made which was a major hit.

Everyone drank it.

Mulled wine with aged Bandel Cheese, homemade strawberry preserves, rich Edam cheese and Chinese stir-fried chicken liver.

And it was a cheater’s delight.

This is how I made it. Serves about 1-8 people depending on their willingness to get drunk.


750 ml. port wine

180 ml. dark rum

200 ml. sugar syrup

375 ml. rum and coke ( I used a bottle of bacardi and cola)

1 teaspoon orange rind


Combine everything and let sit for 3 days at least before serving.

I served this with some smokey aged Bandel cheese I had procured from New Market the other day, some homemade strawberry preserves (I would like to call it a coulis), stir-fried chicken liver and Edam cheese. Went perfectly.

P.S. The ring thanks to K. 🙂 Also, Pictures courtesy +Saptarshi Chakraborty  and +Insiya Poonawala 

Written by Poorna Banerjee


  1. Clyde Gosso 2016-11-30 at 7:41 am Reply

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post…

  2. poorna banerjee 2012-12-26 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Oh fab!! 🙂 I'm glad it worked out for you.

  3. MyWorld 2012-12-26 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Hey P! I made your methi paneer finally! Have linked the recipe to your blog. It was absolutely delicious! Here's my link


  4. poorna banerjee 2012-12-26 at 9:50 am Reply

    This is one of my favorites. I sometimes put in cinnamon but not much else.

  5. poorna banerjee 2012-12-26 at 9:50 am Reply

    it is. Very.

  6. Pout Pretty 2012-12-26 at 9:44 am Reply

    I only used spices but this sure sounds lot more interesting

  7. Sharmistha Guha Chowdhury 2012-12-26 at 9:40 am Reply

    hmmm dats sounds interesting.. 😀

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