How To Make Mulled Wine?
Hello again! The evenings are getting quite chilly here in Spain already so I think it is a good time to share another traditional spicy mulled wine recipe with you. This one will literally warm you up in seconds! Mulled wine is one of the most popular drinks on Christmas time for most Europeans. It is super easy to make at home because it contains only a few ingedients – you need a bottle of red wine, a drop of brandy, some spices and one of your favourite citrus fruit. Today I’m going to use air dried mandarin slices but you can use lemon or orange if you prefer. Actually there is no need to dry your citrus before, you can just slice the fresh fruit and add it to your mulled wine.
If you seek for a real Christmas experience you should try this recipe together with my homemade gingerbread cookies – I can guarantee that your house will smell like a true Christmas dream.
PS! No need to use expensive wine because the spices and brandy will make your mulled wine taste exeptional anyway! 🙂
For non alcohol version use cranberry juice instead of brandy.
What Spices Should I Use In Mulled Wine?
Main spices to use in mulled wine are star anise, ginger, cinnamon sticks (or ground cinnamon), nutmeg, cloves and black pepper. To make it a little stronger I’m going to add a bit of brandy, it also makes it taste softer and not so acidic. The amount of spices depend entirely on you, just taste your mulled wine every once in a while during heating it and add any spices that you like.
Spicy Mulled Wine Recipe
- bottle of red wine
- 4 star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- few slices of fresh ginger
- 10 cloves
- 10 black pepper seeds
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 3 slices of your favourite citrus
- brandy for taste
- nutmeg (optional)
- Pour wine into a medium pot and heat it on low heat.
- Then add all your spices.
- Heat it for 20 minutes but DO NOT BRING TO BOIL!
- Now add brandy and serve while hot.
- Enjoy with homemade gingerbread cookies, raisins or almonds.
Keep your mulled wine in the fridge, it will last nicely 3-5 days. Heat it up to 60 degrees celsius again before serving. Let me know how it turned out for you!
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