This cozy, calming, and satisfying Homemade Mulled Wine is warmed to perfection. It has a marvelous blend of whole spices and citrus. This is the easiest recipe ever for winter and holiday entertainment. It’s because making this is so simple, and it tastes so delicious.
This exquisite and aromatic mulled wine is immersed with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and citrus. The infusion of all of those delicious flavors comes together really quickly.
What is Traditional Mulled wine?
Mulled wine is a classic warm drink which is served during winter, especially around the Christmas season. This is an alcoholic beverage generally made with red wine along with diverse spices.
For me, Mulled Wine = Winter Love.
What are the other names of Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine has many names depending on which part of the world we are talking about. Mulled wine is known as ‘Glögg’, ‘Gløgg’, ‘Glögi’ in Nordic countries. In Germany, this is known as ‘Glühwein’. In France, this is ‘Vin Chaud’, and in Chile, it is called ‘candola’.
So in my part of the world, this alcoholic Christmas drink is known as Viiniglögi, which is the literal translation of Mulled Wine.
Customizing Mulled Wine is Easy:
The main thing I love about homemade mulled wine is that you are free to choose the wine according to your taste buds. It’s also very easy to customize it with your favorite spices, and you can always add some of your favorite liqueurs such as dark rum, or brandy to spruce up the flavors.
And also, making Mulled Wine at home is the easiest. This just takes 10 minutes to prepare. For me, anything homemade is THE BEST. 😀
You can make it for holiday parties, get-togethers or even date night. This homemade mulled wine would certainly warm everyone up on a chilly winter night. Undoubtedly this would make your home smell amazing because its natural aroma is way better than any scented holiday candle.
HOW DO YOU MAKE MULLED WINE?
Making homemade mulled wine couldn’t get any easier. For making mulled wine at home, combine the orange juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, citrus peel, juice, cloves, ground nutmeg, and star anise in a large saucepan, and bring it to a boil. Add red wine and simmer over low heat for 5-7 minutes. DONE!
Pour into mugs, add an orange/lemon peel, and cinnamon stick to each mug and serve warm with some gingerbread cookies.
Making this traditional homemade mulled wine recipe at home is super easy. Plus, this incredibly delicious winter drink gives a cozy feel which is much desired during the cold winter times.
What are the ingredients for mulled wine?
For making mulled wine, the foremost ingredient that you would need is wine. Traditional recipes use red wine, but you can definitely go for any of your favorite white wines.
For citrus flavor, you will need orange juice. You can also add clementine juice. Then you need some citrus peel. For this, I used a combination of oranges, lemons, and limes for color.
Thereafter come the Cinnamon sticks. They look incredibly pretty and taste amazing with citrus and wine. Then there are some other spices such as star anise, cloves, and nutmeg. And it also requires some of your favorite sweeteners, such as sugar or honey.
How to serve Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine is served warm or hot. You can add some sliced almonds, raisins, and dried cranberries to make this festive drink more luxurious.
Can I make Mulled Wine in the INSTANT POT?
Yes, definitely. Mulled wine only needs simmering which can easily be done in the Instant Pot. In fact, I would recommend making Mulled wine in Instant Pot if you are making it for a party. It’s because Instant pots have large pots, and you can keep it on KEEP WARM mode. This way you could keep mulled wine warm in an Instant pot or in a slow cooker and it would assist your guests help themselves.
Mulled wine is never boiled, just simmered. So in Instant pot simmering mode, there is no chance that alcohol would boil.
For making Mulled Wine in the Instant Pot (IP), add all the ingredients to your IP liner, and simply simmer everything for at least 12-15 minutes, or slow cook for up to 3 hours. Strain out the spices, and serve warm.
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