There comes a time when only mulled wine will do (and the time is nigh). Try these mulled wine recipes for a different take on everyone’s favourite festive tipple…
Alternative Mulled Wine Recipes
Hot Mulled Sloe
100ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
200ml Warm Cloudy Apple Juice
Mulling spices: cinnamon bark, cloves, star anise, vanilla, nutmeg
Glassware: Miniature milk bottle, tea cup
Garnish: fresh orange wheels studded with cloves
Method: Add Warm Cloudy Apple Juice to the tea pot, fill the tea basket with mulling spices (cinnamon bark, cloves, star anise, vanilla, nutmeg) and allow to infuse. Serve the sloe gin in a bottle on the side and mix with the mulled apple juice in the tea cup.
Description: Served in a teapot, the festive spice and warm cloudy apple juice gently mulls away before it is combined with the red berried and fruit cake notes of the Sipsmith Vintage Sloe Gin – the perfect sharer for winter.
(Recipe from Rosewood London x Sipsmith gin)
White mulled wine
Kick things off at your dinner party with a fun cocktail. We love a mulled wine in winter, and this white wine version is delicious and a change for many.
3 star anise
6 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle white wine
Cut the lemons and oranges into thin quarter slices and add to a pan, before adding in the honey, sugar and star anise.
Next, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthways in half, then in half again, and add to the pan. Heat all the ingredients on the stove until they begin to lightly caramelise, then add the water. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, add the wine to the pan, and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Decant into a large soup dish and keep warm.
Serve in a latte glass with a star anise and a quarter slice of orange to garnish (recipe from Aubaine).
Mulled wine hot chocolate
Le 110 de Taillevent on Cavendish Square in London is owned by the Gardinier family, who are behind the iconic two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent in Paris. The restaurant is a unique wine and food matching brasserie, featuring a hundred and ten wines by the glass, paired with contemporary and seasonal French dishes.
Les 110 de Taillevent created a Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate – two of our favourite winter drinks in one. The Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate, made with Sangria jelly, orange zest, cinnamon and Christmas spices is served with Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate (70% cocoa) for a rich festive treat (Les 110 de Taillevent, 16 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 9DD).