This Ginger Mulled Wine recipe is perfect for those cool nights where you need to be warmed up from the inside! Ginger Mulled Wine is the perfect beverage to drink fireside in winter and is a wonderful addition to your Christmas (or Christmas in July) menu. This Ginger Mulled Wine is made with honey (or pure maple syrup) and is free from added refined sugar.
This recipe makes around 8 serves (going by standard drinks) but if you're wanting to make this Ginger Mulled Wine for a larger group then it is really easy to double or triple the recipe.
Ingredients for Ginger Mulled Wine
Below is a list of all of the ingredients that you will need to make this mulled wine recipe.
- Red wine - the variety of red wine that you choose is really a personal preference. In saying that, a full bodied red wine with fruity notes works well, such as a Pinot or Merlot. Don't splash out one an expensive bottle for mulled wine as you are adding a lot of flavour and sweetness with the spices and fruit.
- Orange - cut into thin slices.
- Fresh Ginger - cut into thin slices.
- Star Anise
- Whole Cloves
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Pure Maple Syrup - or you can opt to make mulled wine with honey.
You may also wish to add these optional extras as a garnish.
- Dehydrated oranges and lemons
- Cranberries (fresh)
- Edible flowers
How to Make
Mulled wine is so simple to make. All you need to do is add all of the ingredients to a large pan and bring to a medium heat. Be sure to turn the heat down as soon as the liquid bubbles, even just the tiniest bit! You want the mulled wine to be steaming but if it heats to over 78 degrees Celsius (172 degrees Fahrenheit) the alcohol will evaporate out of the liquid.
Does Mulled Wine Have Alcohol?
Yes! If you are using alcoholic brandy and alcoholic red wine, then so long as you keep the mulled wine below 78 degrees Celsius then the Ginger Mulled Wine will have alcohol in it.
What to Serve Ginger Mulled Wine With
If you are entertaining then here are some desserts that you might like to serve alongside your mulled wine.
Oat Milk Hot Chocolate - for the kids while the parents sip on Ginger Mulled Wine
Though if you're not feeling the desserts then why not whip up this Charcuterie Board? Perfection!
- 1 Sharp knife
- 1 Large Casserole Pan or saucepan
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Glass Bottle
- 750 mL red wine
- ⅓ cup brandy
- 1 orange thinly sliced
- 30 grams ginger thinly sliced
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
- Add the red wine, brandy and pure maple syrup or honey to the pan and stir to combine.
- Add the orange slices, ginger slices, cloves, star anise and cinnamon sticks and bring to a gentle simmer. If any bubbles start to appear then turn the heat right down to low.
- After ten minutes of gentle heat, taste a spoonful of mulled wine. If the spice level and sweetness is to your taste then remove from the heat. If a stronger spice level is desired, cook for another 30 minutes (remembering to not allow the liquid to bubble). If more sweetness is desired then add more maple syrup or honey to taste.
Serving sizeThe serving size is based on a standard drink (quite small) - this will change depending on the individual wine that you choose.
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