Mulled Wine Mix - Enjoy a Traditional, Hot
Spiced Drink All the Year Round

Though traditionally drunk around Christmas, make your own mulled wine mix and you can enjoy a glass or two any time of year. So light the log fire and get ready to enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine or cider! (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: Whilst you can buy specialist mulling bags, I personally use a square of cheesecloth/muslin big enough to hold a couple of tablespoons of mulling spices in the centre. 2 tablespoons is enough for one 750ml bottle. So the recipe below is enough for four 750ml bottles.

What You'll Need: (makes about 8 tablespoons)

6-8 whole star anise
2 tbsp allspice berries
10-12 green cardamom pods
2 tsp whole cloves
2 whole nutmeg
2 x 3 inch cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp chopped dried orange peel
2 tbsp chopped dried ginger root

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon

Directions for one bottle:

  • Break up the nutmeg, star anise and cinnamon sticks
  • In a bowl, combine the cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg pieces with the cardamom, cloves, allspice, orange and ginger 
  • Place 2 tablespoons of the combined ingredients in an 8 inch square of cheesecloth (what you don't use can be stored in a jar for future use)
  • Bring all the cheesecloth corners together and tie with some thread so you end up with a sealed parcel. (See photo below)
  • Use according to your recipe. Or, see below for how I use it

Tip: To get the best flavours out of your mulled wine mix, a good idea is to bash your parcel just before using so you crack the ingredients a bit. A rolling pin is ideal for this.

Before you bash it, first wrap the parcel in a tea towel. This will prevent the cheesecloth splitting.

Here's a Short Slideshow of How I Made it...



How to Make Mulled Wine

Mulled wine mix.


How to Make Enough For 1 bottle:

  • Pour a bottle of red wine into a saucepan and slowly heat to a simmer
  • Add your mulling parcel
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes whilst stirring occasionally
  • After about 20 minutes, remove the parcel with a slotted spoon and serve

That's all there is to it. Drink hot or warm and enjoy!


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After Making Your Homemade Mulled Wine Mix You May Enjoy...

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