Easy Homemade Mulled Wine

Mulled wine
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As the winter season trundles along and things start to feel more festive, the time comes when it’s acceptable to drink mulled wine all the time. There’s nothing more warming on a cold winter’s night than some hot, spiced, sweet red wine. Even more delicious than shop-bought mulled wine is the homemade version, and it’s so simple to do. You can choose how much of each spice you put in depending on your taste. 


  • Bottle of red wine
  • 1 piece of star anise
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 piece nutmeg 
  • 1 piece ginger
  • ½ orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Peel the ginger 
  2. Slice the orange into semi-circles
  3. Pour the wine into a large pot and add all the spices
  4. Put this on a low heat
  5. Continue to heat, giving a little stir from time to time
  6. Make sure it doesn’t boil as this will affect the taste and alcohol levels of the wine
  7. After about 10 minutes of heating, add the sugar and the orange slices and stir through
  8. Continue to heat, stirring occasionally
  9. After another 10 minutes, take it off the heat
  10. Leave to sit for about 5 minutes
  11. Strain the wine into glasses, and enjoy!