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Mulled Wine Recipe

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Ever wonder, what is mulled wine?  Keep swiping to find out how to serve up our favorite glasses of holiday cheer.

Mulled Wine refers to wine, most often of a red variety, infused with various fruits and spices then served warm. This traditional European drink is quite popular around the holidays and is synonymous with Christmas markets all around the world.

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What does Mulled Wine taste like? Spiced wine can have fruity, tart, sweet and smoky notes. It's almost always sweeter and fruitier than red wine due to the added sugar and fruit used.

Ingredients Needed To Make Mulled Wine


Wine: Traditionally red wine is used, but we have seen a pretty delicious white wine-based version hit the internet and we are here for it!


Some type of sweetener: This could be granulated or caster sugar, a sugar syrup, apple cider, or even a natural sweetener like honey.


Whole mulling spices: The basics are cinnamon, star anise, cloves, ginger, and cardamom pods. Some people, myself included, even like to add vanilla


Fruit: Typically recipes call for citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes. However, seasonal fruits like apples and pears are sometimes used to make spiced wine as well.


Other liquors: Sometimes variations of spiced wines, like ours, have other liquors added to them like brandy, orange liqueur, or bourbon.

What is the best wine for making Mulled wine?

Some popular red wine varieties are Merlot, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Grenache.

This recipe for mulled wine was inspired by Vin Brulé a popular spiced wine recipe served in Italy.

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