Mulled wine kit

Mulled wine kit

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 25 mins Cook: 5 mins


A lovely homemade gift for wine lovers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


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  • 25cm square butter muslin (available from department & hardware stores)



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 85g demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 70cl bottle red wine
  • 8 - 12 cloves



    A clove is the dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a…

  • 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…


  1. Put the muslin on a flat surface and tip the sugar, ginger and nutmeg into the centre. Tie into a pouch with fine string and attach to the neck of the wine bottle. Then attach the cinnamon stick to the bottle with a little raffia.

  2. Stick the cloves into the orange and pack into a box lined with raffia or shredded paper, with the wine.

  3. Tie a label to the wine bottle with the following instructions: ‘Tip the contents of the muslin bag into a pan with the wine, orange, cinnamon stick and 300ml/½pt water. Simmer for 5 mins, then serve.’

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shubeedoo's picture
13th Feb, 2011
Made this to give as a Christmas gift. Everyone was very impressed with the presentation and the resulting mulled wine was delicious! Couldn't ahve been easier to do and I will definately be doing it again. Top marks!
15th Jan, 2011
This was a great sucess for Christmas presents! I gave them to some male friends as I did'nt know what to get them....they loved it!! thank you!!!!
6th Jan, 2011
I made this as a secret Santa gift last year and it went down an absolute treat!! Top marks!!!
1st Dec, 2010
I made these last year as gifts in decorated shoe boxes, they look fabulous and everyone loved them. Never made myself one though.
20th Dec, 2009
ok, daft question BUT.......does the orange go in whole? I assumed you might slice it?
17th Dec, 2009
Fantastic!! What is the best way to store it as I cann't drink ALL of it in one night?
22nd May, 2009
Gave this as part of a Christmas hamper to parents and in-laws. Went down very well with both and was so easy and quick to prepare. Will definitely give this as a present again.
22nd Feb, 2009
I was given this as a present from a friend - it was THE BEST mulled wine i've ever had! It was SO good, I asked her where she got the recipe from...I should have known it would be from GoodFood!
24th Nov, 2008
I made a lot of these for Christmas 2007. I covered shoe boxes with Christmas wrapping paper and made fancy tags with the instructions written on. Something so simple, inexpensive as you want to make it, well presented, traditional, useful, easy to do - went down well with all that received it last year. My efforts last year to make presents (all ideas from Good Food) impressed all that received, and gave all the incentive to have a go this year. Isn't that what Christmas is all about? Get in your kitchen this year, never mind fighting your way around the shops!!
21st Nov, 2008
I gave these to friends last year and they are still talking about what a nice gift to recieve, and we are nearly at Christmas again, so easy to do. This year they will recieve a bottle of spiced Arancello and a bag of Fruity Christmas Biscotti, I hope these go down as well as the Mulled wine Kit.


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