How to Make Mulled Wine

How to Make Mulled WineWhen winter comes, nothing could be better than a glass of mulled wine. Aromatic and warm mulled wine is a perfect drink to have a nice time with friends or relax in front of a fireplace on a cold winter day. You will find out how to make mulled wine on AnydayGuide.

Mulled wine first appeared in Northern and Central Europe in the Middle Ages. It was made with Bordeaux wine and spiced with galangal in those days. Later this drink was made with any red wine and flavored with various spices.

Today mulled wine is a traditional Christmas drink in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, etc. In the USA it is becoming popular as well. It's not difficult to make as you can find various recipes and ingredients are available in any supermarket.

What do you need to make mulled wine at home? Wine is surely the main ingredient. There are many types of red wine that will be perfect for mulling. Keep in mind that strong wines will not do. By the way, the wine doesn’t need to be very expensive. Sometimes people make this beverage with white wine.

Spices are also an important ingredient of mulled wine. Cinnamon is the most popular spice, but you can also use star anise, honey, cloves, ginger, cardamom. You can also add nuts, apple slices, bay leaves, cognac or brandy.

Easy Mulled Wine Recipe


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 roughly grated nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Boil water. Then add cloves and nutmeg and simmer for 1 min. Put sugar into the wine and simmer. Add water with spices and stir. Leave it for some time and strain. Pour mulled wine into glasses and serve. You can also garnish your drink with a slice of lemon.

Mulled Wine With Orange Juice Recipe


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange juice and zest
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 oranges

Put apple cider, honey, wine, cinnamon sticks, orange juice and zest, star anise, and cloves into a saucepan, stir and simmer over low heat for 8-10 min. Pour mulled wine into glasses, garnish with orange peel and serve.

There are a lot of variations of mulled wine. Experiment, try different types of wine and various spices and mulled wine will become your favorite drink!




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