New ways to Enjoy Mulled Wine

Nothing signals the onset of Christmas more than that crisp, sweet smell of mulled wine. It catches you as you wander through Christmas markets and is perfect for warming your insides on a cold winter day. But there is more than one way to make a delicious, hearty drink that everyone will enjoy. Take a look at our mulled wine variations!

Traditional Mulled Wine

This is perhaps the simplest recipe around, requiring a bottle of red wine, 60ml demerara sugar and an assortment of herbs and spices. The best ones to use are nutmeg, cinnamon and bay leaves. The addition of an orange chopped in half really lifts the flavour too. Gently heated until the sugar has completely dissolved, this is a crowd-pleasing recipe and will make your kitchen smell amazing.

Mulled Cider

For those that aren’t keen on the sharpness of red wine, Mulled Cider makes a welcome variation. Choose a flat Scrumpy version and heat it together with cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange slices. This is a great choice for kids or those that don’t like to drink, since you can substitute the cider for apple juice.

Mulled Beer

This is a less commonly seen drink, due to its unfortunate link to uncivilised societies. However, when it comes to warming the cockles, few drinks work as well as Mulled Beer. We recommend choosing a high-quality ale and heating it with the same spices as Mulled Wine, as well as sugar or honey. Some like to add a raw egg, while others prefer to add a shot of brandy or rum.

Glogg

This Scandinavian variation turns our traditional drink into something far more potent. It is made in exactly the same way, but spiked with a spirit such as port, cognac, sherry or vodka and extra flavour comes in the form of vanilla pods, raisins and almonds. In Sweden, it is served alongside gingerbread!

Fire Tongs Punch

The German version of mulled wine is as rowdy as you’d expect, with red wine, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, ginger, caster sugar and citrus fruit, and the addition of a shot of rum to really create a fire in your belly! It is traditionally served with a flambéed sugarloaf.

If you have become a little bored of the same old recipe year after year, hopefully these Mulled Wine variations will inspire you to mix things up a little. Let us know your favourite alternative recipe!

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Mulled Wine cocktail
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This delicious mixture of red wine and mulled spices has the ultimate scent of Christmas. It is possible that this drink dates as far back as the 2nd century, where wine was warmed up in Rome. However, it is in the UK where it is most popular, and has been since Victorian times It is ...
This delicious mixture of red wine and mulled spices has the ultimate scent of Christmas. It is possible that this drink dates as far back as the 2nd ...
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Fire Tongs Punch cocktail
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Fire Tongs Punch
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Put all the wine, oranges, lemon, cloves, cinnamon and ginger into a pan and heat slowly without boiling. Take off the hob and place over a candle (like the sort that comes from a fondue set). A piece of sugar cane needs to be placed in a holder over the wine and soaked in rum. As it melts, it will ...
Put all the wine, oranges, lemon, cloves, cinnamon and ginger into a pan and heat slowly without boiling. Take off the hob and place over a candle ...
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Glogg cocktail
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Put all the ingredients into a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Strain and serve. ...
Put all the ingredients into a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Strain and serve. ...
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Mulled Beer cocktail
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Mulled Beer
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Put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for a few moments before pouring through a sieve. Serve with orange peel and a cinnamon stick. ...
Put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for a few moments before pouring through a sieve. Serve ...
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Mulled Cider cocktail
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Mulled Cider
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Put the cider into a pan with all the spices and the juices of the fruits. Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for five minutes. Sweeten with sugar to taste. ...
Put the cider into a pan with all the spices and the juices of the fruits. Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for five minutes. Sweeten with ...
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Suzanna H
Hi, I am Suzanna. I would describe myself as a bit of a foodie with a side-interest in fancy cocktails. Anything sweet and alcoholic and I'm in! I am also an avid writer, proofreader and editor and work freelance through the website People per Hour.

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