If you find mulled wine too heavy, try this refreshing alternative Christmas drink, served in 'frosted' glasses

If you find mulled wine too heavy, try this refreshing alternative Christmas drink, served in 'frosted' glasses

In snowy Norway, nothing evokes Christmastime like a pot of glogg brewing on the stove. The traditional Scandinavian winter drink mixes wine and port with spices like clove, cardamom and cinnamon to make for a brew that smells divine and tastes even better.

In snowy Norway, nothing evokes Christmastime like a pot of glogg brewing on the stove. The traditional Scandinavian winter drink mixes wine and port with spices like clove, cardamom and cinnamon to make for a brew that smells divine and tastes even better.

The Oxford Bishop: 19th Century Spiced Mulled Port Wine. Something awesome to drink during our Christmas party!

The Oxford Bishop: 19th Century Spiced Mulled Port Wine. Something awesome to drink during our Christmas party!

Meringue Christmas Tree with whipped coconut cream, raspberries and white chocolate truffles – a spectacular festive dessert!

Meringue Christmas Tree with whipped coconut cream, raspberries and white chocolate truffles – a spectacular festive dessert!

Meringue Christmas Tree with whipped coconut cream, raspberries and white chocolate truffles – a spectacular festive dessert!

Meringue Christmas Tree with whipped coconut cream, raspberries and white chocolate truffles – a spectacular festive dessert!

End your Best of British dinner party with warming mulled port and tangy cheese biscuits.

End your Best of British dinner party with warming mulled port and tangy cheese biscuits.

Meringue Christmas tree with whipped coconut cream, raspberries and white chocolate truffles drizzled with mulled berry coulis

Meringue Christmas tree with whipped coconut cream, raspberries and white chocolate truffles drizzled with mulled berry coulis

'Smoking Bishop' is a type of mulled wine, punch or wassail. It was especially popular in Victorian England at Christmas time  it appears in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol.   Made from port; red wine; lemons or Seville oranges; sugar  spices such as cloves.The citrus fruit was roasted to caramelize it  the ingredients then warmed together.The name comes from the shape of the traditional bowl, shaped like a bishop's mitre. In this form, it was served in medieval guildhalls  universities.

'Smoking Bishop' is a type of mulled wine, punch or wassail. It was especially popular in Victorian England at Christmas time it appears in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol. Made from port; red wine; lemons or Seville oranges; sugar spices such as cloves.The citrus fruit was roasted to caramelize it the ingredients then warmed together.The name comes from the shape of the traditional bowl, shaped like a bishop's mitre. In this form, it was served in medieval guildhalls universities.

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