Mulled wine might usually be associated with the festive season. However, any chilly night is good enough an excuse to whip this up in the kitchen. With a couple of spices, you need just under an hour to make this holiday favorite.
Today we will show you how easy it can be to make this holiday-pleaser right from your very own kitchen. Why go store-bought when it is so easy to make at home? We love to make a big batch of this for when the colder seasons roll around. It is both comforting and delicious, and so easy to make.
How To Make Mulled Wine
- Fine Mesh Strainer
- A large pot
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 cups red wine cabernet sauvignon
- 2 star anise
- ¼ tbsp peppercorns whole
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 ¼ tbsp ginger peeled and bruised
- In a heated pot, add 1 ¼ tablespoon of peeled and bruised ginger.
- Next, add in 2 pieces of star anise, ¼ tablespoon of whole peppercorns and 1 bay leaf to the pot (You can customize this step to suit your preference).
- Now, pour in 2 cups of red wine.
- Pour in 1 cup of white wine.
- Once the mixture begins to steam, reduce to a simmer (do not boil) until wine and spices have infused.
- After simmering for 20 minutes, strain the mulled wine mixture and discard the condiments that were added to flavor your hot wine.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before pouring into a heat-proof mug or glass.
Ingredients You Need
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I make a non-alcoholic mulled wine?
Yes! Make your own non-alcoholic version by substituting wine with your choice of fruit juice.
I don’t have red wine, can I use white?
Absolutely! You can use white wine instead of red wine, but do take note that white wine may be overpowered by the other flavors, so adjust accordingly.