Russian Mulle Wine

How to Make

Russian mulle wine is the perfect drink for the festive season! The warm scent of  cinnamon, orange, cloves and red wine is enough to bring back memories of Christmas with family!

– 1 bottle of cheap red wine sweet or semi-sweet, but not dry – 1 orange cut into two halves (leave the skin on) – 1 lemon – 12 cloves whole

– 3 cinnamon sticks – pinch of nutmeg – sugar to taste – 50 mls of cognac or brandy

Pour one bottle of semi-sweet, cheap red wine into a large pot, and set it on low-medium heat.

Cut an orange into two halves, leaving the skin on. Insert 6 whole cloves into the flesh of each orange half (using 12 cloves in total), and add the orange to the pot of wine. Add lemon to pot.

While the wine comes to a heat that is near the boiling point (70-80 degrees celsius), add 3 cinnamon sticks, a pinch of nutmeg, and sugar to taste, stirring occasionally. The mulled wine should be pleasantly sweet and warm.

Continue cooking on low heat for about 20 minutes, but note that the wine should not be allowed to come to a boil. As soon as the first bubbles appear, immediately turn off the heat and add 50 mls of cognac or brandy and immediately cover the pot with a lid.

Let stand for a few minutes, and then pour the mulled wine into special cups

Tip 1

The wine must be the cheapest kind, and semi-sweet or even sweet - the whole aroma and taste of the mulled wine depends on this

Tip 2

Avoid boiling the wine - it will kill the mulled wine completely. Nor should the glintvein be cold - it should only be as hot as you can handle!