Mulled Wine Spices Recipe - Enjoy a
Delicious, Traditional Drink Anytime

With this simple homemade mulled wine spices recipe you'll never be short of a delicious glass of spiced wine! This traditional drink is typically served warm and is a favourite especially around Christmas time, but you can drink it at any time. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

Note: If you want to make only enough for a single bottle of wine reduce the quantities accordingly. I generally use 2 tbsp of the mix per 750ml bottle.

What You'll Need: (makes enough for 4 bottles)

3-4 whole star anise
4 tsp allspice berries
8-10 green cardamom pods
2 tsp whole cloves
1 x 3 inch cinnamon stick
2 tsp brown sugar
Zest of 1 orange
4 tsp grated fresh ginger

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon sticks and star anise
  • Combine all the cinnamon and anise with the other dry spices and sugar and place in a cheesecloth square
  • Bring all the corners together and tie the ends with thread so you have a sealed parcel
  • You add the orange and ginger separately when making the drink

That's it! Ready to use.

Note: You can buy dedicated mulling bags and these may be a good idea if you make a lot of mulled wine/cider. Otherwise cheesecloth makes a good, inexpensive alternative.

Note ll: Just before adding to the simmering pot, give the parcel a bash with something heavy; a rolling pin is good. This will crack the whole ingredients releasing more of their flavours.

How to Make Mulled Wine

  • Add your wine to a saucepan and, over a low heat, heat to a simmer
  • Add the mulling parcel/bag, fresh ginger and orange
  • Simmer for 20-25 minutes then turn off the heat
  • Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the parcel
  • Drink warm or hot and enjoy!

Mulled wine spices

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