Ummm, I am not sure why you would want to make mulled wine, but if you do, here is how.
Mulled Wine was a very popular drink in the past and can still be found in many parts of Europe and the UK. It is a heated wine that is spiced with cinnamon or other spices. The drink is also known as Glühwein and Glögg depending on which country you are in. In the UK it’s called Wassail and was traditionally drunk around the winter solstice.
Pouring mulled wine at Christmas market in Vienna, Austria
The History Of Mulled Wine
“Mulled wine, also known as glogg, is a spiced wine drink commonly associated with winter, particularly in Great Britain and Ireland. Mulled or glühwein (mulled wine) is also very popular during the Christmas season in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Glühwein is served at celebrations of the Christmas season in many parts of the world.”**
It’s easy to make your own mulled wine. It’s really hard to find mulled wine in stores. That’s why I decided to post my recipe here. In addition to the recipe for mulled wine, I’m going to blog about all things mulled wine related as well as give you guys some tips on how to make great tasting mulled wine.
Mulled wine is a wine that has been flavored with spices and heated. It is especially popular during winter months and is typically served warm. Mulled wine can be made in many different ways, depending on what type of wine is being used, what types of spices are used, and how it is served.
The basic way to make mulled wine involves soaking the same ingredients used for spiced wine in red or white wine. The spices that are typically used include: cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, nutmeg, allspice berries, orange slices (or peels), lemon slices (or peels), cardamom pods, bay leaves and black peppercorns. These ingredients are usually steeped in the wine for an extended period of time until the desired flavor is achieved.
While there are many variations on how mulled wine can be made, there are a few things that must be done to ensure that the final product is safe to drink. First, make sure that all of the ingredients have been sterilized before being added to the wine. Take special care not to burn the spices when adding them to the pot and make sure all of them are completely soaked in liquid. Once the spices have been added to the pot of mulled wine, keep it
Mulled wine is a spiced wine drink which is popular in many parts of the world. It’s very similar to a hot wine punch and ready to drink, mulled wine can be served at home and at parties.
The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘mul’ which means ‘heat’, indicating how wines were warmed during winter to make them more palatable. However, it is also thought that the name mulled wine refers to the medieval practice of adding spices to heated wines.
Tis The Season To Mull Wine
The history of mulled wine is a little bit murky. There are many versions of the story but it is generally agreed that the Romans were in charge of it and then it got passed down to the middle ages to the Europeans and then eventually to us. The basic concept is that you add spices such as cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg, to wine (and sometimes juice) and heat it up. Voila! Mulled Wine!
It was originally a way to preserve wine. Since wine was so precious, people didn’t want to waste any, even by drinking it. By heating it up they made it safe for consumption and could enjoy their wine longer. It also warmed them up on a cold winter’s night, so there was no need for burning firewood for warmth or going outside for a run in the snow.
Cinnamon sticks – This gives mulled wine its distinctive taste. Try adding more if you like a stronger flavor.
Cloves – This will give the wine an exotic flavor that many people like, especially when mixed with cinnamon sticks.
Nutmeg – A little less common because of its high cost but adds a different sort of spicey kick that not everyone may enjoy. Also, since nutmeg is toxic in
Making mulled wine is easy. The tricky part is getting a good recipe. I have searched for a good recipe for years and the closest I have found is this one from the Pioneer Woman. It includes great instructions but it is missing some key ingredients that you need to make it really great.
This blog is going to be about mulled wine. I will also include my own recipes and suggestions on how to make mulled wine better.
Mulled wine is a popular winter drink, especially associated with the Christmas season. And it is a great way to warm up and get into the Christmas spirit.
Mulled wine is made by heating red wine with various spices, sugar, citrus and other flavorings. The mixture is heated in a pot and served hot in cups or mugs. Mulled wine tends to be spicy and very sweet.
Tasting notes: You may need to add more spices or sugar depending on your taste. If you are using a sweeter red wine like port or zinfandel, you may need less sugar and/or spices. For a dryer red wine, you may need more sugar or spices to make it palatable.
**How to make mulled wine**
1 bottle of red wine
2 cinnamon sticks (3-4 inches long)
2-3 cloves (optional)
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
Pour the bottle of red wine into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Do not add any water to the pan as this will dilute the flavor of the wine. Add 1 cinnamon stick and 2-3 whole cloves to the pot as desired. Add brown sugar. Taste, stirring occasionally as