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Negus from 'Jane Eyre'

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 16, 2018

Negus from 'Jane Eyre'
Photo Credit: Kate Young
  1. PREP
  2. 05 m
  • COOK
  • 10 m
  • 15 m

Jane Eyre first arrives at Thornfield late on a cold night, after a long journey. As she sits close to the fire, Mrs. Farifax welcomes her like a guest, with sandwiches and a little hot negus. A negus is a citrusy version of English mulled wine, and perfect for winter. It’s ideal on a cold night – a recipe that can be scaled up to serve to a whole party without too much trouble.



  • 11 oz Port
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 oz brown sugar
  • 11 oz Water, tap, well


1 Add the port, zest and juice, cinnamon stick and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to a slow simmer.
2 Add boiling water, then strain into glasses or mugs.