Mulled wine: 12 recipes at home

Mulled wine: 12 recipes at home

The cold season is the best time to pamper yourself, as well as your family and friends, by making hot, delicious mulled wine with your own hands. Friendly gatherings over a glass or two of this wonderful drink will warm your souls and add joy to your hearts.

German mulled wine - a classic recipe

This recipe is considered a classic for cooking at home. As we will see below, many drinks of this type are prepared using a similar technology. By the way, they can be made from both store-bought and homemade wine.

List of ingredients

  1. Dry red wine - 0,7 л

  2. Honey - 1 tbsp.

  3. Cinnamon - 1 pinch

  4. Cardamom - 1 pinch

  5. Nutmeg - 1 pinch

  6. Cloves - 6 pcs.

  7. Allspice - 5 peas

  8. Lemon - ½ piece.

The method of preparation

Pour the wine into a suitable heat-resistant container and put on fire. Add honey and spices, as well as freshly squeezed lemon juice during the heating process. Stir the contents of the container until the foam that appears due to the spices disappears. Then turn off the heat and leave the drink for 15 minutes under a tight lid.

Warning! Do not allow the liquid to boil under any circumstances. Its temperature should not exceed 70-80 ° C. This rule is fundamental for anyone who wants to properly brew any drink from this series.

Citrus mulled white wine

Citrus mulled white wine

List of ingredients

  1. Dry white wine - 0,7 л

  2. Water - 150 ml

  3. Honey - 1 tbsp.

  4. Lemon - 1 pc.

  5. Orange - 1 pc.

  6. Cloves - 2-3 pcs.

  7. Cinnamon - 1 stick

Cooking method

Boil water with cloves and cinnamon, then cool and strain the resulting broth. Pour wine into a saucepan and put on fire. Add spiced water, honey and finely chopped citrus slices. Bring the liquid to the required temperature, remove it from the heat and pour into glasses. Orange slices can be used as a garnish.

Alpine mulled wine

Alpine mulled wine

List of ingredients

  1. Dry red wine - 0,7 л

  2. Honey - 1-2 tbsp. л.

  3. Raisins - 30 g

  4. Apple - 1-2 pieces.

  5. Grated ginger - 1 pinch

  6. Cardamom - 6 pieces.

  7. Cinnamon - 2 sticks

  8. Allspice - 5 peas

  9. Cloves - 7 pcs.

The method of preparation

Cut the apples into small slices, then put the wine and all the other ingredients in a suitable container and follow the classic recipe.

Mulled wine with orange and cinnamon

This simple recipe can be supplemented with other spices suitable for the occasion as desired.

List of ingredients

  1. Dry red wine - 0,7 л

  2. Red orange juice - 400 ml

  3. Orange - 1 piece.

  4. Cinnamon - 2 sticks

  5. Brown sugar - 125 g

The method of preparation

Mix wine and juice. Add sugar, cinnamon and orange zest cut into thin strips. Stir the sugar until it is completely dissolved, then put the liquid on the fire and bring it to the appropriate temperature. The drink is served with orange slices.

Christmas mulled wine

Christmas mulled wine

This is just one of the many variations on the Christmas theme. Yes, there are modifications that include the addition of nutmeg, ginger, carcass or even brewed black tea.

List of ingredients

  1. Dry red wine - 1 л

  2. Orange juice - 250 ml

  3. Lemon - 1 pc.

  4. Orange - 1 piece.

  5. Honey - 2 tbsp.

  6. Cloves - 4 pcs.

  7. Star anise - ½ tsp.

  8. Cinnamon - ½ tsp.

  9. Cardamom - ½ tsp.

Method of preparation

Mix the wine, juice, honey, spices and washed citrus fruits cut into slices in a heat-resistant bowl and heat to 80 °C. Insist the result for 15 minutes under a tight lid.

Mulled wine with apples

Mulled wine with apples

If desired, apples can be replaced with other fruits, such as plums or peaches.

List of ingredients

  1. Dry red wine - 0,7 л

  2. Honey - 1 tbsp.

  3. Apple - 1 pc.

  4. Cinnamon - 2-3 sticks

  5. Cloves - 6 pcs.

The method of preparation

Cut the fruit into thin slices, then place all the ingredients in a heat-resistant vessel and follow basic recipe.

Tangerine mulled wine - a recipe for Santa Claus

Tangerine mulled wine

Apparently, the result should be something very New Year's-y.

List of ingredients

  1. Dry red wine - 0,7 л

  2. Tangerines - 6 pcs.

  3. Honey - h. л.

  4. Cloves - 5 pcs.

  5. Cinnamon - 2 sticks

  6. Allspice - 2 peas

The method of preparation

Peel the tangerines and divide them into slices, then load all the ingredients into an enamel saucepan and add to classical technology.

Mulled mulled wine from cahors

This drink uses brandy or cognac, which, at your discretion, can be replaced with any liquor. Although, according to some enthusiasts, one does not interfere with the other.

List of ingredients

  1. Cahors - 1,5 л

  2. For the brandy - 10-20 ml (or to taste)

  3. Cinnamon - 1 pinch

  4. Cloves - 6 pcs.

  5. Lemon - 1-2 pieces.

The method of preparation

Pour the cognac into a heat-resistant container and bring it to a temperature of 40 °C. Next, add the diced lemon. Then, at a temperature of 50 ° C, put the cloves and cinnamon. Remove the finished drink from the heat, keep it under a tight lid for 5 minutes, add brandy and serve.

Mulled wine from port - a recipe without fancy

As you can see from your own experience, port feels as good when warmed as cognac.

List of ingredients

  1. Port wine (preferably Portuguese) - 0.7 liters

  2. Sugar - 1 tbsp.

  3. Cinnamon - 1 tsp.

  4. Nutmeg - 1 pc.

  5. Lemon - 1 pc.

  6. Water (optional) - 150 ml

The method of preparation

Finely chop the lemon zest and grate the nutmeg. Then pour the wine into a heat-resistant container, add all the other ingredients and bring the drink to readiness in according to the basic recipe.

Mulled wine - recipe with ginger

Ginger root is a seasoning for mulled wine for the amateur. But if you are, then you can safely add this ingredient to hot drinks made not only on the basis of white but also on the basis of red wine.

List of ingredients

  1. Dry or semi-dry red wine - 1 liter

  2. Grated ginger root - 1 tsp.

  3. Honey - 2 tbsp.

  4. Cinnamon - 1 tsp.

  5. Cloves - 5 pcs.

  6. Orange - 1 pc.

  7. Green apple - 1 pc.

The method of preparation

Cut the orange into slices and the apple into thin slices. Then place everything in a heat-resistant vessel and turn to the classic German technology with of the basic recipe.

Czech mulled wine

Czech mulled wine

List of ingredients

  1. Dry or semi-dry red wine - 0,7 л

  2. Water - 250 ml

  3. Granulated sugar - 1 tbsp.

  4. Vanilla sugar - 1 tsp.

  5. Cloves - 8 pcs.

  6. Cinnamon - 3 sticks

  7. Walnuts - 5 pcs.

  8. Grated ginger root - 1 tsp.

  9. Lemon - 1 pc.

The method of preparation

Put the cloves, cinnamon, regular and vanilla sugar in a container with water and boil. Set aside the mixture for 15 minutes. Put the wine in a heat-resistant bowl on the fire. Add ginger, chopped walnut kernels and grated lemon zest. Then pour in the slightly cooled water with spices and bring the drink to the canonical temperature of 70°C. After that, remove it from the heat and pour into mugs.

Mulled wine with Riga balsamic


  1. Red dry wine - 750 ml

  2. Riga Black Balsam - 100 ml

  3. Cinnamon stick - 1 pc.

  4. Cloves - 3 pcs.

  5. Honey - 4 tbsp.

  6. Nutmeg - 1 pinch

  7. Orange - 1 pc.

  8. Cardamom - to taste

The method of preparation

  1. Mix Riga Balsam Black, wine and all spices in a saucepan.

  2. Bring the mixture to 50-60 degrees over low heat, add orange slices and stew a little more, without boiling.

  3. Then remove from heat, cover and let it brew for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Before serving, strain the drink through a strainer and add honey.

  5. Mulled wine is best served in warm glasses.

Questions and answers about mulled wine

  1. What wine is better for mulled wine?

    Homemade wine is best.

  2. Why mulled wine should not be boiled?

    The boiled substance will completely lose all alcohol and lose a significant part of its flavor bouquet.

  3. Can mulled wine be reheated?

    The cooled drink can be reheated on the stove or even in the microwave. But it should be borne in mind that it will lose some of the alcohol, gaining a more intense spicy flavor instead.

  4. Mulled wine in the slow cooker

    The airtightness of the multicooker ensures a higher saturation of the drink with aromas released by many spices and fruits. For the same reason, mulled wine will retain its maximum temperature during the final infusion. As for the temperature itself, it can be programmed in advance, as well as the cooking time (usually 15 minutes).

    The only inconvenience of multicookers is the need to select the appropriate cooking mode in the case of different models of the mentioned devices. At the same time, it is recommended to experiment with such programs as "stewing", "frying", "multicooker" and "double boiler".

  5. Mulled wine on the fire

    You can also make mulled wine outdoors using a fire. To do this, you need to have wine, a pot, a stable tripod and something suitable for stirring the contents of a camping vessel. If you are an experienced camper, you may have sugar and perhaps even allspice in your stockpile. In addition, it does not hurt to walk around the neighborhood in search of a homestead and ask its owners for a few apples, pears or plums.

    Well, or you can do without romance. Namely, plan everything in advance and bring all the ingredients with you or buy a ready-made mulled wine kit.

Update: 28.11.2017

Category: Wine and Vermouth