For those of you who follow my writing (thank you!) you know I love Christmas. From the lights to the shiny ornaments, even the late-night gift-wrapping on Christmas Eve doesn’t thwart me. What I love most of all, though, is yummy festive food. Like this mulled wine recipe – a warm blend of spices, dry wine and orange slices that transports you to the Christmas markets of Europe.
Traditional Mulled Wine Recipe
My hubby and I have travelled a lot over the years. Early in our marriage, before kids came on the scene, and when I still worked for British Airways, we would jump on a plane on a Friday night and wind up spending the weekend in Europe. We lived in Dubai at that time so it was a much shorter flight than it is now from Toronto. My memories of that time as always are entangled with the food I tried out on various trips. This mulled wine recipe is form those early trips. Since then it has become a Christmas staple in our house. It doesn’t feel like the holiday season till I’ve made my first pot of mulled wine.
Easiest Ever Mulled Wine Recipe
- 5 cups sweet apple cider
- 1 bottle of any dry red wine
- 6-7 cloves
- 4 cardamoms
- 3 bay leaves
- 5-6 cinnamon sticks
- Orange slices and cinnamon sticks for decoration
- Pour the cider into a heavy-bottomed pan and boil it along with the spices.
- Once it starts boiling turn the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for twenty minutes.
- Occasionally skim the scum off from the top of the cider.
- Pour in the wine and turn it up to boil one final time.
- Serve warm in pretty glasses.
Along with this easy mulled wine recipe, I’m so excited to be sharing recipes from fellow Canadian bloggers under the hashtag #CANRecipe. Food that will give you a flavour of the season, delicious Christmas Classics straight from our kitchens.
Nanaimo Truffles @ Dish’n’ the Kitchen
Dipped Oreos @ The Inspired Home
Mulled Wine @ Maple and Marigold
Bacon Fried Rice @ Allergy Girl Eats
Cole’s Pudding @ Off The Porch
Chocolate covered Whiskey-Soaked Figs @ Everday Allergen Free
Shortbread Cookies @ Mommydo