Christmas in July


Brrrrr, who's feeling the chill? Don't you just love this wintery time of year? Well, maybe if you're lucky enough to live in the southern half of Australia or somewhere snowy, but up here in the northern half it's just a little less hot!

Ah well, even if we don't have a blazing yule fire we can still pretend (and drink mulled wine: see recipe below!), and our best chance of enjoying anything like a cold northern Christmas here in Australia is to celebrate ...

***CHRISTMAS*IN*JULY!***

If you're thinking of celebrating Christmas in July with family or friends – or if you have a fun-loving boss planning a crazy office party – we've got the Christmas clip-on earrings you need. And right now until the end of June, you can save 10% off all the earrings in our seasonal range by entering the code Jolly at the checkout. Merry Christmas!

Now to get you even more in the mood, read on for our favourite Christmas mulled wine recipe from Adeline & Lumiere ;)

Best Ever Mulled Wine

750ml red wine (cheap is fine!) 150g castor sugar 1/2 cup orange juice peel of one lemon peel of one orange 1 star anise 1 cinnamon stick 5 cloves 1 tsp fresh nutmeg pinch of ginger

1. Place all ingredient except the wine into a large saucepan and place on medium heat. Add just a small glug of red wine to the pan to ensure the sugar is covered and let it cook for 4-5 minutes until it becomes thick and sticky. This should let all the spices infuse well.

2. Once the mixture has become sticky enough, add the rest of the wine and turn down the heat. You don’t want the wine to boil otherwise all the alcohol will evaporate!!! Let cook for 5 minutes and serve hot with slices with fresh orange.

Enjoy!

Next week: "July's Birthstones"

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