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Delicious Homemade Orange and Cherry Mulled Wine Recipe

Nothing says Winter and Christmas better than Mulled Wine. Try our basic recipe and enjoy this jolly, seasonal and warming beverage over the Christmas holiday. Feel free to change the spices and use your favourites, or use frozen cranberries instead of cherries.

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3.7 (3 votes)

Posted by: pip phillips




30 - 60 mins

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You will need

two 75cl bottle of medium to full-bodied red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon works really well) More products
4 oranges, juice and zest More products
2 lemons, sliced, optional More products
4 Tbsp or 1/4 cup or 80g unrefined sugar or caster sugar

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ready-mixed mulled wine spices OR
2 cinnamon sticks AND More products
12 whole cloves AND More products
2 nutmegs, freshly grated AND More products
10 to 12 fresh bay leaves AND

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about 20 whole allspice berries More products
a few generous handfuls or about 150g frozen sweet or sour cherries Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
1,5 litres water

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  • Start by putting the orange juice and zest, the spices, the lemon if using, and the sugar in a medium to large saucepan.
  • Allow to simmer on medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Add the frozen cherries, and then the wine and the water and keep simmering for a good 20 minutes, giving time to the spices to infuse, but do not let the mulled wine boil.
  • You can make you mulled wine ahead of time and simply reheat it or keep it on the stove on low heat, serving it as your guests arrive. Serve warm.

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