Wander around any Christmas market in Europe and you’ll become enveloped by the sweet aromas of mulled wine. Perfect for warming you up and removing the cold winter chill.
Makes approximately 40 drinks.
4 handfuls of raisins
300ml port
1 bottle red wine (merlot or shiraz)
250g brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbs whole cloves
1 tbs cardamon pods
For the wine:
1.5L red wine (merlot or shiraz)
200ml brown rum
200ml vodka
200ml fresh orange juice
Peel of 1 orange
100g slivered almonds


  1. Soak the raisins in the port for at least 2 hours
  2. Pour the bottle of red wine into a large pot. Add the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and cardamon and heat to just below boiling point. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Separate liquid with a sieve.
  3. Add the red wine, spirits, orange juice and peel to the essence. Heat to just below boiling point, then add the raisins, port and almonds.