A delicious and warming spicy wine for colder days

mulled-wine-low-resServes 8

Total time: 15 mins

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

  • 125 g golden caster sugar
  • 1  cinnamon stick
  • 6  crushed juniper berries
  • 1  freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1  orange, studded with cloves, then cut into thin slices
  • 1  lemon, thinly sliced
  • 150ml orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  •  75cl bottle red wine


  1. Put the sugar in a pan with 450ml (3/4 pint) water. Add the cinnamon stick, juniper berries, nutmeg, one orange slice and the lemon slices. Heat gently to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and stand for 10min to allow everything to infuse.
  2. Add the liqueur and red wine and heat through gently, then pour into a jug. Add the remaining orange slices and serve.