Mulled wine

Winter evenings fill our homes with a special warmth and coziness. One of the best ways to make them even more enjoyable is by preparing mulled wine – a traditional drink that not only warms the body but also the soul. Mulled wine is a hot beverage made with red wine, spices, and fruits, delighting with its aroma and taste. Let's explore how to make mulled wine at home and create a cozy atmosphere in your own space.


1. Red wine – 1 bottle (750 ml).

2. Oranges – 2 pieces.

3. Lemon – 1 piece.

4. Sugar – 100 g (to taste).

5. Cloves – 6-8 pieces.

6. Cinnamon (sticks or powder) – 2 teaspoons.

7. Cardamom – 5-6 pods.

8. Ginger (ground or fresh) – 1 teaspoon.

9. Water – 200 ml.


1. Prepare the fruits. Wash the oranges and lemon, and slice them into rounds or half-rings. You can add a clove to each fruit slice for an extra aroma.

2. Prepare the spices. Add cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves to the hot mulled wine. These spices give the drink a special taste and aroma.

3. Mix the ingredients. Pour the wine into a large saucepan and add the prepared fruits and spices. Gradually add sugar, tasting the mixture and adjusting the sweetness according to your preference.

4. Bring it to a simmer. Gradually heat the mixture over medium heat, making sure not to let it boil. It's essential not to let the wine boil to preserve the alcohol content.

5. Let it steep. After the mixture has warmed up and simmered for 15-20 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mulled wine steep for an additional 10-15 minutes with the lid on.

6. Serve hot. Before serving, strain the mulled wine to remove solid parts of fruits and spices. Serve the beverage hot in special mugs.

Now that you have a recipe for a delicious and aromatic mulled wine, don't forget to create the right atmosphere. Settle by the fireplace or candles, play soft music, savor the scent of mulled wine, and enjoy the warmth it brings. This beverage is perfect for gatherings with friends, family evenings, or simply for relishing a winter night in the comfort of your home.

Making mulled wine is not just about preparing a drink; it's an opportunity to create an atmosphere of warmth and joy. This beverage will be a real highlight of any winter evening, leaving you with many pleasant memories. Enjoy your meal and have a cozy evening!

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