It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine or Gluhwein

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine, that festive smell around the house is just great. You have two options for making mulled wine.

The first is to simply buy mulled wine spices and a bottle of red wine, heat them on the hob (without boiling) and hey presto.

If you prefer to make your own from scratch the here’s Pinnacle Walking Holidays suggested recipe:


In a saucepan, pour a bottle of red wine with:

  • half an orange (sliced)
  • 60g sugar
  • a bay leaf
  • a cinnamon stick
  • grated nutmeg
  • a tsp of cloves
  • star anise
  1. Heat gently – without letting it boil as you’ll lose the alcohol – until the sugar has dissolved
  2. Take it off the heat and add in a double measure shot (50ml) of one of these spirits:
    ♥ Chambord – for a richer, sweeter taste
    ♥ Gin – for a modern floral twist
    ♥ Brandy – for a classic Christmassy flavour; our favourite

This is a great drink to take on a Winter’s walk; after a long day on the hill it goes down well with a Mince Pie.

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