Mulled wine in glasses on tray

Mulled wine

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus 30 mins infusing


Serves 6

Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo and give it a twist with a dash of sloe gin

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal196
  • fat0.1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs13.8g
  • sugars13.6g
  • fibre0.2g
  • protein0.3g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 750ml bottle red wine
  • 1 large cinnamon stick, or 2 small ones
  • 2 star anise
    Star anise

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  • 4 cloves



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  • 2 strips lemon zest, pared using a vegetable peeler



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  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 100ml sloe gin (we used Gordon's) (optional)



    Gin has enjoyed a huge revival recently. It's usually served alongside tonic water (a…


  1. Put the red wine, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemon zest and sugar in a large pan. Cook on a low heat for 10 mins.

  2. Remove from the heat and cool, leaving to infuse for about 30 mins.

  3. To serve, heat without boiling, stir in the sloe gin (if using) and pour into mugs or heatproof glasses.

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bob cannell
23rd Dec, 2018
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Joe gelder
21st Nov, 2018
Waste of a nice bottle of red wine, if you must try I would recommend halving the star anise.
21st Mar, 2013
Needed something to keep the cold out and this did the trick. Enjoyed the addition of sloe gin.
4th Apr, 2011
Really enjoed this simple recipe
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