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    About this recipe: A classic Scandinavian hot mulled wine served with raisins and almonds. This will surely take the bite off those cold winter nights. Flaming the brandy is optional.

    Serves: 24 

    • 2 bottles red wine
    • 50g dried orange zest
    • 50g cinnamon sticks
    • 20 whole cardamom seeds
    • 25 whole cloves
    • 500g blanched almonds
    • 500g raisins
    • 500g sugar cubes
    • 150ml brandy

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Pour wine into a large pot. Bring to the boil over medium high heat. Wrap orange zest, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves in muslin or cheesecloth, tie with kitchen string and put into pot. Let boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in almonds and raisins and continue to boil for 15 more minutes. Remove from heat.
    2. Place a wire rack over the pot and cover with sugar cubes. Slowly pour on brandy, making sure to completely saturate the sugar. Light sugar with a match and let it flame. When sugar has melted, cover pot with lid to extinguish flame.
    3. Stir and remove spice bag. Serve hot in cups with a few almonds and raisins.

    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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