Mulled wine means Christmas time everywhere, but it’s such a great drink to warm your nights up, that you can enjoy until spring really!

The combination of spices, red wine and citrus fruits makes Mulled wine a drink hard to beat during cold season; It warms you up and it also helps you with coughs. – Great excuse, ah?!-

It’s super simple and fast to prepare, play with different spices to find your perfect combo and leave it to a very gentle simmer so that all the flavors can get to know each other and bound.

Time to call your friends and spend the night in, cheers!

Easy and quick mulled wine recipe
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Winter Mulled Wine

Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6
Author: The Petite Cook


  • 2 bottles Chianti or dry red wine
  • 1 vanilla pod halved lengthways
  • 2 clementines
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup 110gr brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg grated
  • 6 cloves
  • orange peel to decorate


  • Peel the clementines and lemon and place peels in a large sauce pan.
  • Squeeze in the juices from the 2 clementines and 1/2 lemon, then add the sugar.
  • Fold in the cinnamon stick, vanilla pod, cloves and nutmeg.
  • Pour in enough wine to cover the sugar. Bring to boil over med-heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Keep on a rolling boil for 4- 5 mins, until you reach a syrupy texture.
  • Then add in the star anise and the rest of the wine, and simmer for 5 more mins.
  • Once ready, pour into brandy glasses or mugs, decorate with orange peel and serve.
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