Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine Recipe

Get that festive feeling with this mulled wine recipe courtesy of Ascot’s Festive Recipe Collection.

Serves 6 – 8; Prep 10 mins; Cook 30 mins – 3 hrs


  • 2 bottles of red wine
  • 6-8 tbsp honey (to taste)
  • 3 blood oranges
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 4 star anise
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Optional kick: 250ml Absolut Vodka Vanilla


  • Slice two of the blood oranges into thick rounds and juice the remaining orange.
  • Add the slices, juice, and rest of the ingredients to a large saucepan and stir on a low heat.
  • Be careful not to allow the mulled wine to boil, just gently simmer for at least 30 minutes, and up to 3 hours.
  • Taste and add a little more honey if it needs sweetening.
  • Ladle (and strain if desired) into cups before topping with your favourite garnishes.

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Extra ideas for the perfect mulled wine recipe

  • Use a full-bodied wine for this as any soft notes will be lost.
  • Experiment with different spirits and liqueurs, Havana Especial
    rum also pairs well with the sweetness and spices.
  • Adjust the spices and honey quantities to taste.