Mulled Wine Recipe 🍷
Who doesn't love a glass of warm, spiced wine in the winter?
The Christmas lights have been switched on and the shops are playing Mariah on repeat, which can only mean one thing: it's time for mulled wine.
Whether you want to wander through Christmas markets with a cup of something warm between your mittens, or you're looking for a snuggly accompaniment to your annual re-watch of Love, Actually, mulled wine is the bev of the season. It's also a drink with a long and illustrious history: the Ancient Greeks and Romans used to warm up their wine in the winter and add spices to keep in good health (and good spirits) during the colder months.
It was only right that we followed in the footsteps of our ancient and innovative forefathers, creating our own mulled wine for the winter season!
The Top Cuvée mulled wine is, quite frankly, a masterpiece (even if we do say so ourselves). Made using a slow infusion process to retain the wine's freshness, our mulled wine recipe combines young Rioja and Sicilian White Wine for a festive bottle that is light and delicious. We then add spices, honey, orange, and lemon peel, topping it all off with a healthy dash of Xmas joy. All you need to do is uncork and warm up, adding a slice of orange as a final flourish.
Festive DIY: Make Your Own Mulled Wine 🎅
🍇 Mulled Wine Recipe: The Basics 🍇
Bottle of red wine
2 tablespoons of honey
One large cinnamon stick
3 whole star anise
8 whole cloves
2 whole oranges - one for flavour and one for garnish
1. Pour your red wine into a pan and add the spices, honey, and one orange thinly sliced.
2. Gently heat for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not let your wine boil! If you do, you'll cook off all the alcohol and end up with a spiced grape soup #NotTheGoal
3. Set aside for at least 40 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse. When serving, reheat gently (again, no boiling) and garnish with a slice of orange or a twist of peel.