Mulled wine is a type of wine that is heated with spices in order to give it a warm and spicy flavor. It is usually served hot, but it can also be served cold.
Mulled wine was originally created in the 16th century by the Dutch. It was first made with red wine and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. The Dutch would serve this wine to their guests at Christmas time because they believed this drink could ward off evil spirits and diseases.
The British eventually adopted this drink and began serving it during Christmas time as well.
This tradition has continued into modern times where mulled wines are still served around the holidays.
Mulled Wine Recipe
Ingredients for Mulled Wine
- 375 ml Red Wine
- 225 ml Apple Cider
- 1 1/2 tbsp Honey
- Zest & Juice of 1 small Orange
- 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
- a small pinch Nutmeg Powder
- 1 Cinnamon Stick broken into two
- 1/4 tsp Fennel Seeds crushed
- Orange Peel or Orange Slices
How to make Mulled Wine
- Heat a large pot over medium flame.
- Add all the ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce flame and simmer for 6 to 10 minutes.
- Strain well and pour into a clean pitcher.
- Pour into individual glasses, garnish with an orange peel and serve warm.