The Way I Make Mulled Wine

This will take a couple of days to soak, so start well on time if you’re planning on mulled wine for a little party. 

What you’ll need

  • A bottle of nice pinot noir, not too young, not too complex either
  • Slices of dried oranges
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Star aniseed
  • Pink peppercorns
  • Dried chilli 
  • Nutmeg, grated
  • Cloves
  • Honey, 2-3 large spoons, depending on how sweet you want the result to be

How to cook it

Throw everything into a wide pan and heat on low temperature until it starts simmering. Never cook it, the heat would burn the flavours. Transfer to a bottle and stuff all spices and the orange slices in, seal and let sit in a warm spot for a couple of days. 

How to have it

Before serving, heat again until it starts simmering and pour into pre-warmed mugs. You may add a cinnamon stick and a dried orange slice to make it pretty. Serve steaming and with some gingerbread or membrillo aside. 

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4 thoughts on “The Way I Make Mulled Wine

    1. I just realised my answer probably never came through Lisa! Of course it works with cardamom too, essentially any spices work and the composition depends largely on the temperament of the maker. I bet a trained mulled cider/wine taster could do some character chart based on this 😅😘

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