Easy mulled wine

    23 min

    This mulled wine recipe couldn't be easier to do. Don't bother with expensive wine - a cheap red will work beautifully and no one will ever know the difference! Start with a little sugar, then add more to taste. This recipe can be easily doubled or trebled.


    Greater London, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 litre dry red wine
    • 2 (5cm) cinnamon sticks
    • 1 dessertspoon whole cloves
    • 1 dessertspoon whole allspice
    • 1 large piece orange rind (avoid the pith)
    • 1 large piece lemon rind (avoid the pith)
    • 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

    Prep:3min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:23min 

    1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the red wine, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, lemon rind and orange rind. Heat gently, but don't bring to the boil. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and once dissolved, taste to see if you'd like to add more.
    2. Keep hot on medium to low heat for 20 minutes to let the flavours infuse the wine. Serve your mulled wine hot in glasses or mugs.

    Watch how!

    Watch how to make your own warming mulled wine - including a non-alcoholic version - in our How to make mulled wine video

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    Very easy to make and is a tradition in our home during the holidays. Thank you for posting  -  16 Dec 2011


    Super recipe! We loved how this mulled wine wasn't diluted with water and didn't have gin or another liquor, it's just the lovely spices and wine. So easy to do, even last minute. Thanks for the recipe!  -  17 Oct 2013


    Made this mulled wine for my christmas party and everyone raved about it. I liked how easy it was. I used extra cinnamon, otherwise made it just as stated. Thank you for the recipe  -  16 Dec 2014