Mulled Wine for Bonfire Night
Mulled Wine for Bonfire Night

It’s Bonfire Night on Thursday 5th November and when the fire’s stoked and the night’s sky is filled with fireworks, I love to brew some mulled wine for my friends and family. Here’s my tried and (multi) tested recipe…

Mulled Wine Recipe

Makes: 4 large glasses/1 bottle of wine


  • 1 bottle red wine – preferably a spicy Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 shots of Port
  • 2 shots of Brandy
  • Make a Bouquet Garni – Muslin tied with string containing Cinnamon Sticks, handful of Star Anise, handful of Juniper Berries, Nutmeg
  • Half a cup of Castor Sugar

Put all of these ingredients into a large pot and simmer gently for 2 hours

Half an hour before serving add:

  • 4 decaffeinated fruit tea bags – cranberry or strawberry is great
  • The rind and squeezed oil from an orange
  • More sugar to taste
  • Cup of water to taste as well if necessary

As you serve add some chopped slices of orange for garnish.

Be warned – higher alcohol content than you realise! Enjoy!

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