Celebrate Mulled Wine Day With These Awesome Mulled Wine Recipes

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date March 2, 2020
Close up of two glasses of mulled rosé wine from Drinking with Chickens

Good news – mulled wine isn’t just for the holiday season! March 3rd is National Mulled Wine Day and we’re here to help you celebrate. Spice up your favourite wine with these tasty mulled wine recipes that will make you grateful winter is sticking around for a bit longer.


Mulled Wine Margaritas

Close up shot of mulled wine margaritas with wedges of oranges in the background

Stay warm this National Mulled Wine Day with this toasty margarita recipe. Easy to make yourself at home, this mulled wine recipe is exactly what you need after a long stressful day. It’s warm, it’s spicy, it’s unique – the perfect mulled wine recipe to celebrate!


Ingredients

  • 4 whole cloves
  • 8 whole black peppercorns
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle Malbec wine or your favourite spicy Spanish wine
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups spiced apple cider
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur such as triple sec
  • 1/4 cup Exotico Reposado Tequila
  • 1 large orange sliced (plus more for garnish)
  • sea salt sugar, and orange zest for garnish

Method

The first thing you should do is to get the spices ready – heat up all the spices (cloves, peppercorns, allspice, and cinnamon sticks) in a skillet over medium heat. Don’t panic if the fire starts to crackle, just wait for the aroma – that’s the cue the spices are ready.

Next is to heat a pot or a dutch oven over low heat, then add wine, agave, brown sugar, cider, juice, liqueur, tequila, orange slices, and toasted spices in the pot then stir to combine the flavours. Let it simmer with the lid on to really mix the flavour for an hour. When done, strain the wine and return it again without the spices.

Prepare your glasses by putting a mixture of salt, orange zest and sugar on the rim and pour the mulled wine in each one. Add some garnish – a side of orange or maybe a stick of cinnamon used in the cooking – to make it look Instagrammable. Snap a pic, post, and then celebrate National Mulled Wine Day with your friends.

Mulled wine recipe courtesy of The Cookie Rookie


Brandy Mulled Wine

Close up of brandy mulled wine

This brandy mulled wine is guaranteed to warm you up and remind you of the good old days – perfect for the cold rainy days, winter nights, and National Mulled Wine Day. Overall this is the perfect mulled wine recipe to snuggle up with someone and tell stories with a cup in your hands.


Ingredients

  • 2 bottles of red wine (merlot or cabernet sauvignon)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (for a healthier option)
  • 1 orange, sliced with the skin on
  • 4 – 3” cinnamon sticks, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 6 whole star anise
  • Optional garnishes: orange slices, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cranberries

Method

Get a dutch oven or a large pot and mix all the ingredients together over medium-high heat. When the steam starts to rise from the pot, lower the heat to medium and keep it to 15 minutes to really mix all those flavours well. Strain the mixture and serve it on thick mugs then top it with the prettiest garnish that would fit the look.

Mulled wine recipe courtesy of The Endless Meal


Mulled Rosé & Whimsy

A woman holding a glass of mulled rosé wine

Not a fan of red wine? This next mulled wine recipe is for all you rosé wine lovers out there! Typically thought of as a summer wine, if you’re looking for a reason to enjoy your favourite rosé throughout the wintery months, you’ll love this one.


Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of your favourite dry rosé
  • ¼ cup Pomp & Whimsy liqueur
  • ⅛ cup grenadine
  • ¼ cup fresh halved cranberries
  • ¼ cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 1 fulled orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cloves
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • Orange slices, pomegranate seeds, and cranberries for garnish
  • Star anise and cinnamon stick for garnish

Method

This mulled wine recipe is an easy one!

All you have to do is add all of your mulled rosé wine ingredients into a pot together. Set over medium heat until the wine begins to simmer, then turn the burner down to low. Continue to slowly simmer your mulled wine mixture for about half an hour.

You can either strain your simmered mixture and garnish with your mixed fruit, cinnamon sticks, and star anise, or you can pour your mulled wine into a glass and drink as is.

Now that’s how you celebrate National Mulled Wine Day!

Mulled wine recipe courtesy of Drinking with Chickens

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