Mulled Wine Recipe



Alsacian Mulled Wine – A little bit of Christmas from abroad

I picked this up whilst working abroad; I prefer this to the English equivalent because it’s fruitier, sweeter and generally just tastes like nice, hot, alcoholic fruit juice.

Ingredients (for 6-8 people):

1.5 litres of red wine (2 75cl bottles)

– 250g brown sugar

–  1 unwaxed lemon

–  2 unwaxed oranges (If you can’t find unwaxed oranges and lemons, buy waxed and give them a good scrub with a scourer.)

– 2 cinnamon sticks

– 2 star anise

– 2 cloves

-1 pinch of grated nutmeg


1.       Grate the lemons and oranges to create zest. Cut the remaining fruit into slices.

2.       Mix all ingredients in a pan and warm slowly, just until it steams, unless you want to boil off the alcohol that is.

3.       Heat for 15 minutes.

4.       Filter using a sieve, or just ladle into mugs.

5.       Place a slice of orange in glass and drink.


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