Mulled Wine

I can’t believe its 22nd December and I’ve not had any mulled wine yet! I’ve never actually made it properly before; have either bought the bottled stuff or made using a sachet before, or I’ve had it out in a bar. So this is my first attempt at making myself..


Half pint of water
4 oz sugar
4 cloves
2 inch stick of cinnamon
2 lemons thinly sliced
1 bottle red wine – ideally claret or burgundy
Orange or lemon slices to garnish – optional

Boil the water, sugar and spices together. Add the lemons, stir and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Add the red wine and heat but do not boil. Strain the wine and serve hot. Garnish with orange or lemon slices.

I didn’t use claret or burgundy for this, we had half a bottle of Shiraz so I used that. I obviously halved the rest of the other ingredients as well.

I love the smell of mulled wine and does really create a Christmassy feel as this is heating up.

The full quantity of this makes 1.5 pints so as I’d halved it this was enough for a large glass each.

The smell from this is amazing, and it tastes just as good. It’s sweet and spicy, and is so wonderfully warming! This was perfect sitting in front of an open fire when it’s pouring outside! I have to be honest and say this tastes way better than any bought mulled wine I’ve tried before.

Would I make this again? Yes, was easy and tasted amazing, also it was made with stuff I had in the house anyway so was no need to buy anything especially to make it

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