Mulled Wine

A Simple Step By Step Guide

Welcome to our mulled wine recipe. It is a very popular seasonal drink across many parts of Europe. In it's most common form it's prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and sugar. Mulled wine makes a delicious and warming seasonal drink but in can also be used in the preparation of winter desserts.

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Mulled wine is a really international phenomena. In the Netherlands they call it Bishop's Wine, the French know it vin chaud. Warmed wine is drunk across many parts of Northern Italy where it is usually known as vin brulé and even in Japan there is a form of sake that is both heated and spiced with ginger, it is called shoga zake. The biggest European consumers of warmed winter wine know this Christmas drink as: wino grzane (Poland), glintweinIn (Russia) and Glühwein in Germany.

Mulled Wine Recipes

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time:
15-20 Minutes

By Patricia

Mulled wine, as the name suggests is a warm red wine with fruit, spices and sugar. Mulled wine is a lovely way to greet guests when they arrive at your home on a cold winters day or to share with the family around an open fire at Christmas. I like to use a good Burgundy to make mulled wine although any reasonable red wine can be used.

Ingredients: Serves 6

300ml water
125g sugar
4 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 lemons sliced
1 bottle of red wine
150ml orange liqueur
Orange and lemon slices for decoration

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Boil the water, spices and sugar together.
  2. Add the 2 sliced lemons, stir and leave to stand for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add the wine and the orange liqueur, heat gently taking care not to let it boil.
  4. Strain into glasses and serve hot with the lemon and orange slices.

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If you're looking for alternative mulled wine recipes you might like to know that it has different names in differemt countries:

  • glühwein (German-speaking countries)
  • vin chaud (France)
  • greyano vino (Bulgaria)
  • cooked wine (Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia)
  • svařené víno (Czech Republic)
  • forralt bor (Hungary)
  • vin brulé (Italy)
  • karstvīnsIn (Latvia)
  • izvar (Moldova)
  • grzane wino (Poland)
  • vin fiert (Romania)
  • sıcak sarap (Turkey)

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