Christmas Market Recipes: Mulled Wine Recipe!

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When I was first introduced to mulled wine I can’t say I was particularly excited by the idea of drinking warm wine. It sounded so foreign to me, a young 22 year old on her first solo European adventure. I was in the capital of Austria, Vienna, when I was convinced by a traveller I met at a coffee shop that I simply “must try” this sweet and delicious winter warmer. For anyone who has tried mulled wine in Europe, you’ll know what I mean when I say it is highly delicious and addictive! Although I celebrate Christmas in the summer (back at home in Australia) this year, I still couldn’t resist cooking up a batch of mulled wine and sharing the drink with my friends and family back home. Here’s the recipe to share with yours!

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Christmas Market Recipes: Mulled Wine Recipe!
Recipe Type: Drinks
Cuisine: Christmas
Author: World of Wanderlust
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Serves: 4
If you have friends over in the month of December, this recipe is a winner!
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (preferably a fruity merlot)
  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional – if you’re feeling frisky!)
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 orange, sliced into 8ths
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg, grated
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  2. To serve, strain carefully and serve warm.

Mulled wine recipe

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    December 25, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Mulled wine is my new favourite.

    I had the best one last month in Salzburg- it was soooooo good. Best thing about the Christmas markets!

    Oh and the hot punsch and hot chocolate with rum and cream ๐Ÿ˜‰

    December 8, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Love mulled wine, and this recipe couldn’t have been posted at a better time as I’m trying to organize the menu for when I host an early Christmas dinner with my in-laws. Will definitely be giving this a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 8, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Nothing tastes more like Christmas than a glass of mulled wine. Thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 7, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Love to drink it!
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    And honey instead of sugar is a bit better in my opinion


    December 7, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Glรผhwein is the BEST! I can’t wait to go back to the German Christmas markets this year in Berlin. I was just in Vancouver last week where they had a German Christmas market and of course I had to indulge! So yummy.

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    I never tried mulled wine until I moved to Switzerland a few years ago (it’s called gluhwein here), and now I can’t imagine the holidays without it. Can’t wait to try out this recipe at home!

    December 5, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Love mulled wine! We called it Gluhwein in Germany! I’m looking forward to have some at the local Christmas market tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I still have bottle of wine I bought in Germany ready to be cracked open at Christmas! It’s called gluhwein ๐Ÿ˜€

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    December 5, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for the recipe, Brooke! Always looking for something new to try for holiday parties! I’ll definitely be making this one!

    Becky Markovitz
    December 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I will have to share this with my family so they know what they are missing out on while I am in Germany ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Rosy wine is my most fav…mulled wine is very strong though i loved it..

    December 4, 2015 at 8:38 am

    So Brooke, are you staying in Australia the rest of this year? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

    mmm mulled wine! i’ve had it once and love it thanks for sharing the recipe cant wait to try it out for my holiday parties!!

    ~ carmen ~
    December 4, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I have never made nor drink mulled wine before. I like the addition of the brandy. This sounds so delicious. :]

    December 4, 2015 at 7:43 am

    looks delish x

    December 4, 2015 at 7:37 am

    This drink is so festive!

    December 4, 2015 at 7:35 am

    I just loooooove Mulled Wine <3 Living in Germany I was introduced to this beverage quite early but didn't like it too much back than. But now I moved to Erfurt with a beautifull Christmas Market right outside my doorstep. So end of story I'addidted now :'D

    Best regards, Sandra