Mulled Wine

This is the prefect winter warmer to get you in the festive spirit!
Servings: 12 yield(s)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
  • 2 oranges (unwaxed)
  • 1 lemon (peel only)
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 5 cloves (plus extra for garnish)
  • 5 cardamom pods (bruised)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated)
  • 2 bottles of fruity unoaked red wine
  • 150 ml ginger wine
  1. Peel and juice one of the oranges and place in a large saucepan with the lemon peel, sugar, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add some wine to just cover the sugar, heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Now bring to the boil for 5-8 minutes until you have a thick syrup consistency.
  2. Meanwhile, stud the remaining orange with cloves and cut into segments to use as garnish.
  3. Reduce the heat and stir in the remaining wine and ginger wine, gently heat through.
  4. To serve, pour into heatproof glasses and serve with the orange segments as garnish. Merry Christmas!