Mulled wine for Christmas

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 3 hrs
Serves: 1

Updated: Dec 22, 2021 | 11:02 IST

Cold winter evenings with friends are made exponentially better if you have a glass of mulled wine in hand. "Mulling" is a process in which spices and alcohol are warmed long enough for the flavours of the spices to seep into the drink. It's a Christmas favourite.

Home chef Shruti Murdeshwar shares her recipe for the drink flavoured with orange, cinnamon, anise and cloves. Here's how you can make mulled wine.


Serves 1
  • red wine

    187 mililitre

  • orange

    2 Numbers

  • cloves

    3 pieces

  • cinnamon stick

    1 Numbers

  • star anise

    1 Numbers

  • honey

    1 teaspoon

  • green cardamom

    1 Numbers


Step 1

Add wine, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom and Cointreau (optional) to a large saucepan.

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Step 2

Let the mulled wine simmer on medium-high heat until it just barely reaches a boil. Avoid letting it bubble. Let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours

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Step 3

Use a strainer to decant the hot wine to another utensil. At this stage, remove and discard the orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Taste the mulled wine. Add the honey.

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