Spiced Orange Mulled Wine


  • 1 litre dry red wine
  • 500 ml (2 cups) smooth orange juice
  • 2 firm clementines or 1 orange (sliced)
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods (smashed)
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • about ¾ cup soft dark brown sugar

homemade mulled wine recipe


  1. Slice the oranges.
  2. Smash cardamom pods with back of the knife or mortar & pestle, just to open it a little bit for more flavour.
  3. Place orange juice, orange slices, sugar and spices in a pot and simmer until all fragrant and all sugar is melted.
  4. Add also wine an continue heating over medium fire stirring constantly until the wine is hot, but do not boil.
  5. Share to the glasses and enjoy.

Makes 6 servings.


Take a look at some more drink recipes from the archives.

Please drink responsibly and don’t exceed recommended safe alcohol unit limits.

Your thoughts…

  1. I have never tried mulled wine. The spices sound interesting.

  2. Hi Margot,

    I love mulled wine. I’ve tried a German a few months back during our winter. But I think mulled wine suits a rainy summer weather too :-) I can just imagine the smell of the spices.

    I am just looking through all your yummy Christmas recipes. Did you cook all that by yourself???


  3. ….I meant that I tried a German version….

  4. Before I used to buy ready mulling spices, but this time I tried myself and the wine was tasting much better… :)

    I did most of the cooking myself, but Michael done all the physical work: helping me to chop the salad, creaming filling for pischinger desserts, rubbing butter into turkey… and then slicing it. We got our first kitchen processor just before Xmas so it was a big help too.

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