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Mulled white wine is a spicy and aromatic warm drink served on Christmas or other holidays. Nothing screams more Christmas as a warm cup of the best homemade mulled wine. Even though it looks fancy, it is super easy to make.

It’s one of my favorite this time of the year – perfect for warming you up on a chilly night, perfect for making your home smell absolutely amazing, perfect for quick and easy entertaining, and perfect when you want a delicious way to celebrate the holidays.

This recipe is a beautiful addition to your typical holiday party beverage service. It warms you up and looks gorgeous as well. It is a perfect drink to serve from a slow cooker set on low.

If you’ve never made mulled wine before, let me assure you – it couldn’t be easier. It’s no surprise that this simple drink is everyone’s favorite due to its aroma and light consistency.

Simply combine some wine (cheap wine is ok for this recipe), spices (I use cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and a hint of cardamom), an addition liquor (I prefer rum, you can use brandy too), and some winter fruit (oranges, pomegranate, apples, cranberries etc.) in a large pot. If you’d like a sweeter mulled wine, you can also add some of your desired form sweetener (I use honey, you can use maple syrup, simple syrup etc.). Then bring the mixture to a simmer, and let the flavors meld together until you’re ready to serve.

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And then ladle it into your mugs, and garnish with any extra ingredients that you have on hand.

So simple, and so very merry 🙂

How to make Mulled White Wine…

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

What you’ll need to make mulled white wine….

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  • 1 apple, sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 750 ml. bottle dry white wine such as an oaked chardonnay
  • ÂĽ c rum (you may opt for brandy, cognac or any orange flavored liqueurs, this is optional but greatly advisable)
  • ÂĽ . honey or maple syrup, preferably local
  • 1 orange, juiced (add this if you need it to be more drinkable, if you want authentic wine’s taste then skip it)

What you’ll need to do make mulled white wine…

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium, non-reactive pot.
  2. Place on medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer – be mindful of the heat as you don’t want to cook out the alcohol. Simmer the wine mixture for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours. 
  3. Serve into glasses and garnish with more fruit and spices. Enjoy!

Any Leftovers?

If you happen to have leftovers, this can be strained and refrigerated for up to 24 hours. However, if refrigerated with the fruit and spices, it will become bitter.

Fun fact!

Even though this warm drink dates back to the 2nd century, it became popular not so long ago. Romans used to heat wine to warm their bodies on cold winter days. This tradition spread through all Europe, then through the entire world. Today, I bring to you this special mulled white wine to enjoy and drink.

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Yield: Serves: 4

Mulled White Wine

Mulled White Wine

This Mulled White Wine recipe is easy to make, great for entertaining, and so warm and comforting and delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemons, sliced into rounds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 star ainse
  • 1 - 750ml. bottle dry white wine such as an oaked chardonnay
  • 1/4 c rum
  • 1/4 honey or or maple syrup, preferably local
  • 1 orange, juiced

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium, non-reactive pot.
  2. Place on medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer - be mindful on the heat as you don't want to cook out the alcohol. Simmer the wine mixture for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  3. Serve into glasses and garnish with more fruit and spices. Enjoy!

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