Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is comforting drink during the winter.  It is delicious because it is a warm mixed flavour drink.

The quantities for this recipe are for 4 people, so feel free to adjust depending on how many people you have for drinks.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • An orange
  • 750 milliliters of red wine ( I picked a Merlot, because it is generally a soft red wine)
  • 5 tablespoons of Cointreau®
  • Some orange zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • Some ginger (2 or 3 teaspoons)
  • A pitch of nutmeg

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

Start by grating the orange to get some zest.

Then, slice your orange.

Pour the wine into a saucepan. Add the Cointreau®.

Add the orange zest, the orange slices, the sugar, the gloves, the cinnamon stick, the ginger, and the nutmeg.

Slightly mix with a wooden spoon, cover the saucepan with the lid, and let sit on low heat for about one hour.

Serve and enjoy!

Note: During the preparation, you can always have a taste and adjust the quantities depending on your taste ... feel free to add a bit more cinnamon or less sugar, etc ...

As with all the other recipes we put on this site, this is meant to be easy to follow. We are hobby chefs who love to cook, and we are always up for learning new techniques. If you know of anything in this recipe which can be done a different way, whether for increased ease of preparation or better taste, please add a comment below!

Whipped up by Charline Leblond


  1. Friend,

    Before serving, remove the oranges to avoid bitterness.


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