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Christmas recipe: How to make mulled wine at home

By Gurpreet Singh
Last updated on: December 18, 2019 16:14 IST
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Special Christmas cocktail recipes shared by Gurpreet Singh, beverage manager of The Westin Mumbai Garden City.

Mulled Wine


  • 1 bottle of bold dry red wine
  • ½ cup of brandy or dark rum (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large orange, peeled and juiced
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 lime, peeled (optional)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 5-6 whole cloves
  • 1 nutmeg, about 10 gratings
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved
  • 2 star anise


  • Peel large sections of skin from orange, lemon and lime. Over medium heat in a medium sized pot, pour in agave syrup (optional) and water, then add the peels and juice of the orange. Add the vanilla bean, cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg gratings. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. The liquid will reduce, so after around 30 minutes, add in about a half cup of wine. This allows the flavors to infuse and will create a syrup.
  • When your syrup is ready turn the heat down to low and pour in the bottle of wine and brandy. Bring back to a gentle simmer and heat for about 5 minutes or depending on how much alcohol you want to burn off, you can simmer a bit longer. Ladle it into glasses and serve it warm.



  • 40 ml brandy
  • 50 ml milk
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 gm grated nutmeg


  • Mix all the above together in a shaker and serve with ice cubes.

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