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Try These Mulled Wine Recipes For Your Christmas Brunch

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

The best part about the holiday season, aside from the cheesy movies and delightful gifts, is the deliciously indulgent treats. From hearty desserts to warm drinks, it’s truly a season of joy if you’re a foodie.

One of the delicious treats that’s usually reserved for sweater weather is mulled wine. The warm and spicy beverage is the perfect addition to any Christmas brunch and is super easy to make. Mulled wine is a traditional drink in Europe, finding its origin back to the Roman times. Over the years, it has become a crowd-favourite drink to be served during the holidays and can be made using several variations, depending on the wine and spices you choose.

Mulled Wine Recipes

We asked some of our favourite F&B experts to share their go-to mulled wine recipes for the season and here are a few that you can recreate at home easily…

Spiced Mulled Wine Cocktail by Anurag Godbole, Wine Sommelier and Bar Manager at Nksha Restaurant, Mumbai

Spiced Mulled Wine Cocktail by Anurag Godbole©Nksha


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine.
  • 1/4 cup brandy (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds (also peeled, if you would like a less-bitter drink)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks.
  • 2 star anise.
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste.


  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
  2. Stir the mixture it till it’s warm.
  3. Strain the wine into glasses or a pitcher.
  4. Serve it hot.

Mulled wine by Vikrant Nagaonkar, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Dome, Intercontinental Marine Drive, Mumbai

Mulled wine by Vikrant Nagaonkar©Dome


  • 1 bottle of red wine (Preferably full-bodied)
  • 250gm Malta Orange slice (or 1 full orange)
  • 4gm cinnamon
  • 2gm star anise
  • 1gm cardamom
  • 1gm cloves
  • 1gm peppercorn
  • 150ml maple syrup
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 100gm sugar
  • 5gm chamomile tea


  1. Toast the whole spices in a pan then set them aside.
  2. Combine red wine with all ingredients, excluding chamomile tea and sugar.
  3. Allow the red wine mixture to simmer over low heat for approximately an hour.
  4. Add sugar, ensuring it dissolves, and adjust sweetness to taste.
  5. Now add the chamomile tea and rosemary into the mixture.
  6. Remove the pan from heat, take out orange slices, and let the remaining mixture steep overnight for enhanced flavour infusion.
  7. Strain the mulled wine.
  8. Simply heat and garnish with orange slices and star anise while serving.