Mulled Wine
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Mulled Wine
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4.8 / 5
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 ... more 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 most popular in the UK, and has been since Victorian times. It is popular around Christmas time thanks to its ability to warm people up on a cold, snowy day.

It is a recipe that is very much dependant on individual tastes, with the amount of spice added down to discretion. Added ingredients can include anything from orange slices, lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, sugar and cloves.
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9% | 0.81 units *
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Mulled Wine transports you to a cozy winter's evening with every sip, blending spices with the depth of red wine and a hint of citrus. The warmth of nutmeg and cloves melds seamlessly with orange liqueur, creating a nuanced concoction that’s both comforting and invigorating.

Method
How to make a Mulled Wine

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Warm an Irish coffee glass, then pour in all ingredients and stir
Top up with boiling water, garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve
~ The amount of sugar and spices used can vary according to taste. There is also the option to add sloe gin if desired. ~

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FAQ's

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best time of year to enjoy Mulled Wine?

Mulled Wine is traditionally enjoyed during the colder months, making it a perfect beverage for fall and winter. It's particularly popular during the holiday season, serving as a warming drink during Christmas and New Year's celebrations.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly heat Mulled Wine without evaporating the alcohol?

To properly heat Mulled Wine without losing too much alcohol, gently warm it on low heat, avoiding boiling. The goal is to steep the spices to infuse their flavors while keeping the wine just hot enough to serve, around 160-170°F (70-76°C).

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the red wine in Mulled Wine with a non-alcoholic option?

Yes, you can substitute the red wine in Mulled Wine with a non-alcoholic option such as grape juice or a non-alcoholic red wine to make a non-alcoholic version. Adjust the sweetness as necessary since these substitutes can be sweeter than traditional wine.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with Mulled Wine?

Mulled Wine pairs beautifully with rich, hearty foods such as stews and meat dishes, as well as with holiday treats like gingerbread and mince pies. Cheese boards featuring aged cheeses also complement its warm spices.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize Mulled Wine to my taste?

To customize Mulled Wine, you can adjust the amount and type of spices used, such as adding star anise for a licorice note or vanilla for sweetness. Experimenting with different types of red wine or adding a splash of brandy for extra warmth are also popular options.

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