Mulled Wine Recipe

This is my recipe for a very strong mulled wine. Be warned it packs a punch!

At the moment we are far from mulled wine status. Everything is poised and ready to go mind you, but we’ve had a rotten tummy bug virus run through the house and shake us from the inside out. I’ve been on lockdown with the smallest fella since Sunday and tomorrow will go back to the office for a cup of tea in peace. 😉 He’s still not well so his Dad is taking over for the day.

Christmas is feeling a bit disjointed this year. Everything I do is tinged with a bittersweet moment and is full of poignant memories. I know that in time the sharp grief will move on to something a bit more manageable but tears are being shed here and there. It’s to be expected considering how much loss we’ve experienced this year. All of those we loved and lost in 2017 adored Christmas time and for that reason we are pushing on with our family celebrations in their memory.

If you’re interested, I hope to share my update on whole tracker mortgage issue on Saturday at the latest, so keep an eye out there.

In the meantime feel free to multiply the recipe up (or down) depending on the number of visitors. It’s so strong that just a small glass should do you nicely. It will warm you from the inside out though.

[recipe][recipe title=”Mulled Wine” servings=”8″ time=”30 mins” difficulty=”very easy”]


  • 100ml Port
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 2 large oranges
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 pieces of star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 all spice berries
  • 1 generous glug of brandy
  • 2 tablespoons of organic honey


Take a large saucepan and put it on a low/medium heat. Put all the spices, wine, port, and brandy into the saucepan along with the honey. Slice the oranges and apples into thin slices and pop them into the saucepan too.

Stir with a wooden spoon and allow to warm through for about 20 minutes. Make sure it doesn’t come to the boil. Once warm through, serve immediately in mugs and enjoy. Alternatively, poor the warm mulled wine into a thermos flask and bring on a bracing walk in the cold winter’s air, or even take it carol singing![/recipe]

Note: If you have a slow cooker why not use it to make this recipe. All in ingredients in the bowl for 90 mins on low with the lid on should do the trick!


I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.

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