Mulled Wine

Serves 4 – 6

Our recipe for a traditional winter warmer


  • 750ml bottle of red wine
  • 60g demerara sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A light grating of fresh nutmeg
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 orange, halved
  • 60ml sloe gin, optional
  • Star anise and sliced orange to garnish, optional


  1. Place the wine, sugar, spices and orange in a large saucepan.
  2. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Taste add a little more sugar if needed.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the sloe gin, if required.
  4. Using a small sieve or tea strainer, strain into heatproof glasses. Garnish with the star anise and orange, if required, and serve immediately.