Spiced Mulled Wine

easy spiced mulled wine recipe nz

Mulled Wine is a perfect mid-winter beverage, loved throughout history and all over the globe. This warm, aromatic drink can be enjoyed any time of the year. 


  • 2 bottles of red wine (suggestions: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
  • 3 oranges, finely sliced,
  • 2 cups of apple juice,
  • 3 cinnamon sticks,
  • 2 whole star anise,
  • 8-10 whole cloves,
  • 1 vanilla pod,
  • 3/4 cup honey or sugar,
  • 1/2 cup brandy or port. 


Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients, excluding wine and liquor, in a large pot.

Step 2: Gently simmer the ingredients on low to medium heat for 15-20 minutes stirring until the honey or sugar has dissolved. 

Step 3: Reduce heat to low and add wine and liquor. Cook gently on a low heat for a further 5-10 minutes until warm. Do not boil as this removes the alcohol.

Step 4: Strain off the spices and orange. Pour spiced mulled wine into glasses (makes 10) and serve hot with a fresh slice of orange.

Once made, it can be kept warm in a slow cooker if catering for a crowd.

Want an alcohol free version? Simply add 2 cups of grape juice.

A quick and easy homemade, aromatic beverage to get you into the mid-winter Christmas spirit. Enjoy!

Becky and Alisha x

July 06, 2020 — Christmas Jumpers NZ

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