How to Make Your Own Mulled Wine this Christmas

Christmas is often about eating and drinking things that you wouldn’t normally. For me, I guess, it’s because I believe it’s time for celebration as well as a time to let go of those healthy rules – at least for a couple of weeks! 😉

One of my favourite things to do over this festive period is make my own mulled wine. Although it’s lovely to buy already made mulled wine, I enjoy the process of making it myself and the fact that I can get the taste just perfectly right. By tasting a little bit whilst it simmers I can add ingredients as I go and end up with a mouthwatering beverage.

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What You Will Need:

1 whole bottle of fruity red wine

4 cinnamon sticks

2 bay leaves

1 lemon (juice) and its zest

Pinch of grated nutmeg

Cloves to taste

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Brew Your Mulled Wine

Put everything in a pan and simmer for 10 minutes.

Make sure that you don’t heat it up too much as you don’t want to burn or fry your ingredients.

Taste your wine with a small spoon to ensure you’re happy with the taste. If you feel like it’s missing something, be sure to add a tiny bit more and repeat the process until you’re happy.

Top Tip: try adding a bit of sugar for a sweeter, more indulgent taste.

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Then serve the mulled wine in a nice small glass and drink whilst still warm.

You’re sure to love the taste – I know I do!

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • December 22, 2014


    I’ve actually never tried mulled wine, believe it or not! I’m really tempted to though, it seems a lot easier to make than I thought! 🙂 x

    Angela // The Sunday Chapter

  • December 22, 2014

    Jasmin Charlotte

    Ah mulled wine is my absolute fave this time of year! I never make it myself though so I definitely need to give it a go 🙂 x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog