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Mulled wine, recipe

Mulled wine, recipe

Mulled wine, original recipe and many variations. Gradation and advice.

Themulled wineit's aalcoholic beveragebased on wine, sugar and aromatic spices. Thanks to the use of certain spices, themulled winecan be considered a good onenatural remedyagainst flu and cold.

Mulled wine, original recipe

Theretraditional recipe German calls for the use of red wine. The original Venetian recipe calls for the use of white wine.

Then add sugar to taste and various spices, especially cinnamon and cloves. In many traditional recipes, lemon peel, star anise, apple and mandarin wedges are added.

The wine will have to face a long boiling. Although ethyl alcohol evaporates at 83 ° C, the mulled wineit is also considered an alcoholic drink. Only after turning off the stove can you put all the ingredients to macerate, together with the sugar.

How to make mulled wine according to the most popular traditional recipe in Europe

Boil the contents of a bottle of red wine for 5 minutes. Turn off the stove, add:

  • 125 g of sugar
  • 1 apple cut into slices
  • untreated lemon zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • a pinch of nutmeg

Let the ingredients soak in the wine, serve still hot, without necessarily filtering.

White mulled wine, recipe with white wine

If the one just seen is theoriginal recipemore widespread in Europe, there is no lack of a large number of variants. The one with white wine is widespread in Veneto, while in Trentino and in other regions of Northern Italy red wine is still used.

In this version, we prepare amulled wine with white wine.

Boil, for 5 minutes, 0.75 lt of White wine. Turn off the stove, add:

  • 120 g of brown sugar
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger
  • 3 cardamom berries
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
  • the zest of 1/2 untreated lemon

Let the ingredients soak in the wine, serve still hot, without necessarily filtering.

Pink mulled wine, alcoholic recipe with rosé and port wine

Boil, for 5 minutes, 0.75 lt of Rose wine. Turn off the stove, add:

  • 125 g of sugar
  • the zest of 1/2 clementine
  • 150 ml of port (fortified wine)
  • a pinch of mace
  • 1 star anise berry
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • a handful of raisins
  • the juice of 2 clementines

To make it more aromatic, soften the raisins in the port before mixing all the ingredients and don't forget to cut the vanilla pod. Also in this case, let the ingredients soak in the wine, serve still hot, without necessarily filtering.

Non-alcoholic mulled wine

Not missing onerecipeof themulled winein non-alcoholic version. As stated, ethyl alcohol evaporates at 85 ° C so, in theory, a prolonged boiling should guarantee a non-alcoholic wine. The problem is that we don't have any measuring instruments at home and often operate without a thermometer. It follows that themulled winehomemade, regardless of the wine used, it is always slightly alcoholic. In addition, in the last recipe we add a glass of Porto that has not faced any boiling and so the result is certainly alcoholic.

To prepare amulled wineintended for abstainers or children, it is possible to substitute wine with grape juice or apple juice. Take 1 dl of one of these juices mentioned, heat it over low heat and add:

  • apple washers
  • citrus peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • a pinch of nutmeg

Also in this case you will have to serve still hot.

Which wine to use for mulled wine?

In Veneto and in many places in northern Italy, thetraditional mulled wineit is usually prepared with white wineChardonnayorPinot Bianco. For theRed mulled wine, theSangiovese.

Alcoholic mulled wine

To increase the alcohol content of themulled wine, this drink can easily be turned into punch. To mulled wine, just add rum, brandy or liqueurs like the amaretto itself.

Mulled wine, a remedy for flu and colds

Star anise, cinnamon, citrus and mace are a real cure-all and help counteract seasonal ailments.


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