The best drink for couch snuggling.


  • Some citrus of your choice (eg. orange, lemon, clementine)

  • Some spices of your choice (eg. cloves, star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger)

  • Some sugar (white is best)

  • A bottle of red or fortified wine


  • 1.

    Peel your chosen citrus, and add to a nice clean pan with the juice.

  • 2.

    Add your spices, remembering that less is often more. Add some sugar to taste. Barely cover with your selected wintry tipple.

  • 3.

    Now, bring to a boil and reduce to a lovely syrup. Add the rest of your wine to the syrup and heat through - don’t boil.

  • 4.

    Immediately ladle into your favourite heatproof drinking vessel, snuggle up on the couch in your slippers and pjs, and enjoy the wonderful warmth you’ve just created.

  • Tip:

  • 1.

    If you find yourself having more mulled vino than you expected (which you will), you can freeze the syrup for future use.

  • 2.

    You could also try adding raisins or substituting sugar for honey or maple syrup. Whatever you do, have fun, and enjoy your tasty newfound warmth.


Recipe courtesy of Vinomofo

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