Holiday Mulled Wine

Updated: Dec 21, 2018

Holiday Mulled Wine
General Information
  • TypeOthers
  • DifficultyEasy
  • FlavorSweet
  • Estimated Time25 minutes
  • ServedHot
  • PairingMince pies


  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Bitter Orange
    Bitter Orange
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract
  • red wine
    red wine
  • Lemon
  • Star Anise
    Star Anise
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons of Ginger (ground)
  • 10 Cloves
  • 3 Cinnamon (sticks)
  • 1 Bitter Orange (peeled and sliced; keep zest for extra seasoning)
  • 1/3 cup of Honey
  • 1/4 cup of Brandy
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 750 milliliters of Red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or Merlot work well)
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 2 Star Anise (pods)
  • 1/2 Nutmeg (grated)


Try a warming cup of this rich, fruity mulled wine to generate festive cheer. Cinnamon and ginger are two tasty herbs that also help relieve digestive problems - useful during the holidays, when overindulgence is common - and the citrus additions are rich in vitamin C.

  1. Combine all the ingredients except lemon juice in a large cooking pot and gently warm over a low heat, stirring occasionally.(20 minutes)
  2. Once the pot is steaming, stir in the lemon juice. Ladle the liquid into cups to serve, leaving the seasonings in the pot.(5 minutes)

Gently reheat the mulled wine until steaming to warm up a second or third cupful.