There is nothing better than a cup of warm mulled wine on a cold autumn or winter night. It is a great drink to warm you up as well as get you in the spirit of Christmas. 

Mulled wine is a great drink to have with friends or family. The spices in this beverage such as cinnamon, cloves, and star anise make it so easy to get into the spirit of Christmas. So make this great recipe and share it this season with your friends and family! 


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Mulled wine by CRAVEmonkey

Ingredients for mulled wine:

  • 750 ml dry red wine
  • 170 g liquid honey
  • 4-5 oranges
  • 2 stars anise
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 pieces of cinnamon bark
  • 1 teaspoon of cloves
  • 50 ml of vodka (optional)


  1. Wash the orange well, squeeze the juice and grate the skins. Pour honey into the pot, add the peel and orange juice, the cinnamon bark and ground cinnamon, star anise and cloves. Bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Then pour the wine and vodka (optionally) and heat – DO NOT COOK !!! – for a few minutes.
  3. Before serving, strain the beverage. Serve with a slice of orange.

And if you want to try a more refreshing and light version, you can check out our recipe for white mulled wine.

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