Mulled wine, also known as spiced wine, is an alcoholic drink usually made with red wine, along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins, served hot or warm. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas. It is usually served at Christmas markets in Europe, primarily in Germany. There are non-alcoholic versions of it. Vodka-spiked mulled wine can be found in Polish Christmas markets, where mulled wine is commonly used as a mixer.
Best when served hot or warm, this traditional winter drink is the warming beverage we love to cozy up to in the fall and winter. Heated and spiced wine has now evolved throughout time to include different medleys of flavoring, including ginger, pepper, cardamom, and even herbs. this recipe couldn’t be easier to make: Combine a bottle of red with some orange slices, warm spices, honey, and brandy, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. That’s it!
In less than 30 minutes you’ll have the coziest winter drink on your hands. using dry varietals of red wine like Merlot, Malbec, or Cabernet Sauvignon. But really, your favorite bottle, whatever it may be, should work! If you don’t like brandy, or don’t want to buy a bottle, skip it—all the other components will be lending plenty of flavor to every sip.