Mulled Wine

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

Mulled wine is my favorite fall and winter drink.

It’s hot and sweet and it possesses a very special power – it makes both your limbs and your soul beautifully warm.


I got this recipe from my beloved Mom. It’s traditional in our family, it’s simple, it’s fragrant and it’s beyond delicious.

If you’ve never tried it before, you definitely need to.

It’ll make you happy!

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

Here are the ingredients.

Simple, right?

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

These are the ingredients posing again just for you.

The water couldn’t make it to the picture ’cause it’s just too slow.

(Oh, yes, I am drinking the wine when writing this… how could you guess that?)

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures


I love cinnamon.

Cinnamon is the spice of my life.

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

1. To make your own mulled wine, pour the wine into a medium saucepan.

2. Add the water.

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

3. Add the lemon juice, sugar and spices.

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

4. Place the saucepan over low heat.

5. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

This mixture shouldn’t be boiling – that would make the alcohol evaporate. And, gee, that is the last thing in the world we want, right?
mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

6. Remove from heat and strain into a large jug (or just remove the spices).

7. Serve in glasses while still warm.
And most importantly – enjoy, dear friends!

18 thoughts on “Mulled Wine

  1. 1
    vixennika says:

    Love it! Try putting a few slices of orange next time, makes it even better 🙂

  2. 2
    Adriana says:

    Thanks for reminding me. I completely forgot how to do it. Oh it reminds those cold winter nights at the university…….

  3. 3

    Have you tried it with white wine? My family loves moscato, but something makes me think cloves and white wine aren’t a great combo.


  4. 4
    photito says:

    Love this post! Great pictures and bullet proof recipe.
    Funnily enough we were just raving about the Parisian version of ‘vin chaud’…

  5. 5

    Yummmm! thank you for this!

  6. 6
    Tamyrah Noel says:
    The wind kind of looks like Cola. Even though I have never drunk wine before and am not planning on drinking it, I have to admit it looks delicious.

  7. 7
    shiota91 says:

    I Like your Blog 🙂 Is so fantastic *

  8. 8
    Gil says:

    Awesome. I will definitely try this one out this season. It’s already cold here… in the morning at least.

  9. 9
    cristina says:

    wow this is something i can see myself making for me and my hubbie !!!thanks

  10. 10
    Buy FF14 Account says:

    “Beyond delicious”, the words are totally enticing. I’ll probably try this within these days. Kind of curious how it tastes like, heatened wine with sugar and spices? Hmmm…

  11. 11
    Carolina Maine says:

    Wow! I have everything but the wine. Will try this tonight! Thanks for sharing:)

  12. 12
    millefeuilleandme says:

    I do the same recipe but I put orange slices instead of lemon. It’s such a lovely drink. There’s something very comforting about its smell.
    Have you tried with cider instead of red wine? Yummy too!

  13. 13
    Laura says:

    My comment is long overdue but I just saw this post on the sidebar! I had never heard of this until I moved to France and I am looking forward to my first tastes of it come closer to winter. Even better, though, I can no make my own version with this recipe!!

  14. 14
    jonifer says:

    So I looked all over this website for peanut butter yum yums… didnt find any! Am I spelling it wrong? yumyums? or does anyone know of a good recipe? thanks!

  15. 15
    Jana says:

    This has been my favorite winter drink for years. Orange slices are definitely a great addition (I actually never made it without them). Also, this year, I improved my version by adding a handful of raw almonds and used (spiced) honey (just a couple spoonfuls) instead of sugar. The almonds add a nice touch, I felt + made a good snack afterwards. Na zdravie!

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