Our Foolproof Mulled Wine Recipe

With only 4 days to go until the big day we couldn’t think of anything we’d rather be drinking right now than a nice hot glass of Mulled Wine. There’s something so festive and cosy about this drink that makes it so perfect to be drinking in the week of Christmas. Especially this year, tasty and warming drinks are what we need, and a Mulled Wine would be perfect if you and your neighbours are planning to raise a glass from your doorsteps this Christmas. 


2 bottles of wine 

25ml brandy (optional) 

1 orange, sliced 

6 cloves 

3 cinnamon sticks 

3 star anise 

2tsp maple syrup or honey to sweeten 


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on a medium- high heat for around 15 minutes or until the wine starts to bubble 

Cover and continue to cook on a low heat for anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours (we would suggest around 1 hour 30 mins) 

Taste and add more of your chosen sweetener if required 

Be careful not to cook the wine for too long or on a high temperature as this will boil the alcohol out of it 

Strain the wine into a jug and serve in glasses or mugs with orange slices


  • Makes 6 glasses, not for under 18’s or to be consumed if driving 
  • Can be kept for up to a month and reheated

We hope you enjoyed this post and have found it useful, please feel free to leave your favourite festive drinks in the comments to help others. As always, please feel free to contact us with any suggestions, questions or even just a friendly chat, we’re always here.  

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