Hot mulled wine

Hot mulled wine


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About this recipe: This is a spicy, sweet mulled wine perfect for Bonfire Night - or any chilly winter night. The combination of red and white wine is a delight.


Serves: 12 

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 bottles red wine
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 (6cm) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 5 tablespoons demerara sugar, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons brandy (optional)

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the oranges in strips, being careful to remove only the orange part, leaving the pith behind. Then, juice the oranges into a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
  2. Pour the red wine and white wine into the pot with the orange juice. Place the strips of orange zest, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves and sugar into the pot with the wine mixture; stir to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Cover and heat over medium-high until heated through, but not boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and heat for an hour or longer to bring all of the flavours together. Adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar, if necessary. Strain and serve hot with a splash of brandy, if desired.

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Reviews (3)


This was a yummy recipe. I didn't have any white wine, but three bottles of red worked fine for a thanksgiving party. Although I did have to add more sugar. - 27 Nov 2010


We liked this recipe. Very nicely spiced. - 08 Dec 2008


a great version of mulled wine. i've seen gin in some recipes and don't like the flavour it brings. brilliant on a cold night! - 03 Dec 2008

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