Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 15 minsServes 6



bottlered wine
whole cloves
cinnamon sticks
cuphoney or sugar
orange slices
star anise

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy396 kcal
  • Protein0 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)2 g
  • Saturated Fatty Acids2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids0 g
  • Carbohydrate64 g
  • Sugars64 g
  • Fiber0 g
  • Calcium5 mg
  • Iron0 mg
  • Magnesium2 mg
  • Phosphorus5 mg
  • Potassium42 mg
  • Sodium4 mg
  • Zinc0 mg
  • Copper0 mg
  • Selenium1 µg
  • Vitamin C0 mg
  • Vitamin B60 mg


Step 1

Pour the red wine into a large saucepan or pot over low to medium heat.

Step 2

  1. Add the orange slices, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and honey (or sugar) to the wine. Stir gently to combine.

  2. Let the mixture heat up slowly, but avoid boiling it to maintain the flavours. Allow it to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, ensuring it's hot but not boiling.

Step 4

  1. If you're adding brandy and nutmeg, stir them into the wine during the last few minutes of simmering.

  2. Once the mulled wine is heated through and infused with the flavors of the spices and fruits, remove it from the heat.

Step 6

  1. Strain the mulled wine to remove the spices and orange slices. You can use a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.

  2. Pour the mulled wine into heatproof glasses or mugs.

Step 7

  1. Garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick, a slice of orange, or a star anise for an extra festive touch.

  2. Serve the mulled wine warm and enjoy!

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Recipe Story

Alright, mates, gather round for a delightful journey into the heartwarming world of mulled wine! This classic concoction has a history as rich as its flavors, making it a staple for chilly evenings and festive gatherings.

Dating back centuries, mulled wine, also known as spiced wine or "vin chaud," emerged as a way to spruce up less-than-perfect wines by infusing them with an enticing blend of spices and fruits. Back in the day, it was believed that the spices not only enhanced the taste but also offered health benefits during the colder months. Imagine a medieval alchemist's lab, with cloves, cinnamon sticks, and oranges transforming a humble wine into a fragrant elixir!

Now, let's dive into the magic behind crafting this warm, aromatic potion. The beauty lies in its simplicity: red wine, oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and a touch of sweetness from honey or sugar simmer together, creating a symphony of flavors. For the adventurous, a dash of brandy or nutmeg can elevate the experience, adding depth to every sip.

But here's the best part - it's incredibly versatile! Are you catering to a vegan or vegetarian crowd? Fear not, as this recipe is your perfect go-to, aligning beautifully with those dietary preferences. Plus, it's a natural fit for those looking to reduce their alcohol intake, as the warming spices take center stage, making it more about the experience than the buzz.

What makes mulled wine extra special is its ability to bring folks together. Picture this: huddled around a crackling fire or chatting at a holiday gathering, each sip of this soul-warming elixir ignites conversations and creates lasting memories.

Whether you're sipping it at a bustling Christmas market or enjoying a quiet evening by the fireplace, mulled wine is more than just a drink; it's a celebration of tradition, warmth, and the joy of sharing moments with loved ones. So, raise your glasses and toast to the comforting embrace of this timeless classic! Cheers, everyone!

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