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Orange with cloves, cinnamon and more ingredients in pot for mulled wine

How to Make Mulled Wine (3 Easy Steps)

How to Make Mulled Wine (3 Easy Steps)

When it comes to holiday season treats, it's hard to beat a warm glass of delicious mulled wine. Learn how to make this classic winter drink with the step-by-step recipe below. It doesn't get any easier. Enjoy!

Orange with cloves, lemon, ginger and cinnamon arranged on table


2 bottles of red wine
1 orange studded with 12 cloves
the pared rind of 1 lemon
a 5cm (2in) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into slices
2 cinnamon sticks
4 tablespoons of brandy
125g (4½oz) demerara sugar
the juice of 1 orange
1 thinly sliced orange


1. Pour two bottles of red wine into a large pan and add all ingredients.

Orange with cloves, cinnamon and more ingredients in pot for mulled wine

2. Bring almost to the boil on a medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Fruit and cinnamon heating in pot with red wine

3. Turn the heat down and simmer for 30 minutes, then serve in glasses.


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