Thursday 30 October 2014

Mulled Wine Recipe

Halloween signals the start of the winter season in our home. Curtains are drawn, the wood-burner is lit and I always make a batch of mulled wine, it fills the house with lovely fruity, spicy scent.

Below is my basic mulled wine recipe - I hope you enjoy it!
I've popped my spiced apple juice recipe too

mulled wine recipe - our handmade home

Mulled Wine

  • 750ml bottle of cheap red wine
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (or small handful cassia bark)

I also added

  • A star anise
  • A few slices of lemon

mulled wine ingredients - our handmade home

Stick the whole lot in a pot and heat to dissolve the sugar giving a bit of a stir along the way.

mulled wine in a pot - our handmade home

Strain into glasses or mugs (I like to ladle it out through a tea strainer) You can leave it on a very low heat for an hour or so- the longer you leave the spices in, the stronger the flavour.

Alternative, kiddie friendly, non-alcoholic version (follow the same instructions)

Spiced Apple Juice
  • A litre carton of apple juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

I recommend you buy spices in an asian food shop (we go to a chinese supermarket) The prices are so much lower than the ordinary supermarkets.

Optional extras - Once you have the basic recipe you can easily adjust it for flavour or for looks (I love a few lemon slices and a star anise, as I think it just looks like something from Mr Fezzywig's Christmas Party)

  • Lemon slices
  • Orange slices
  • A star anise
  • Grated Nutmeg
  • Knob of ginger
lemon - Our Handmade Home

mulled wine recipe - our handmade home

Enjoy :)


  1. Happy Hallow'een / Samhain to you and yours.
    I am going to try your recipe - I have made various mulled wines over the years, but have never managed to nail a recipe that worked enough to enjoy a second glass (or in some cases, finish the first!)
    I hope you have a lovely weekend xx

    1. Hope the recipe works for you, most mulled wines ar too strong for me and we've always had compliments from visitors who enjoy this one through the festive period.

      Ann x


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