Happy Holidays! Try My Classic English Mulled Wine

It just wouldn’t be the holidays without classic English mulled wine. Being English myself, I think it’s in my blood to love the stuff. It’s a perfect way to use up those bottles of cheap red wine that you might’ve been given as a gift, and fills your entire house with the smell of Christmas (just like these pomanders, which would be so fun to make while sipping this mulled wine!).

The great thing about this recipe is that you can kind of improvise. Many mulled wine recipes call for lemon but I personally prefer it without, so I kept my version super simple. Read below for how to make it!

Ingredients:

Yields 12 glasses

2 bottles of cheap red wine
1 orange
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
Pinch of powdered ginger
2 tablespoons Cointreau or brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps:
1) Pour the wine into a large pot and put over low heat
2) Peel thin slivers of orange rind, and cut the orange in half. Spear 1 half of the orange with 4 cloves, and retain the other half for later.
3) Add the rind, a squeeze of orange juice and 1/2 orange with cloves into the pot of wine.
4) Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low for about an hour and a half.
5) Mulled wine should be served hot in glass goblets or tumblers – when pouring hot liquid into glasses, make sure to place a silver spoon in the cup before pouring to conduct away some of the heat and prevent your glasses from cracking! Garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange rind.

louise-roe-english-mulled-wine-front-roe-blog-1
louise-roe-english-mulled-wine-front-roe-blog-2
louise-roe-english-mulled-wine-front-roe-blog-3
louise-roe-english-mulled-wine-front-roe-blog-4
louise-roe-english-mulled-wine-front-roe-blog-5

What I’m Wearing: Top From Joie, Choker from _

xx,

louise signature

2 responses to “Happy Holidays! Try My Classic English Mulled Wine”

  1. Lucy says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe and the tip about the spoon.
    Is there an alternative to the silver spoon? I donn’t believe I own one. 🙂

  2. Kate May says:

    Yey – Louise, this recipe looks great. As I’m in Australia, we’ll be having this on Christmas Eve with our Air Con on! Might have to try for a Christmas in July celebration as well!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow My Adventures
on Instagram

  • Partnering with @JaguarUSA to dish on the #XF (aka my new obsession)! The speaker system in this baby is bananas, and the wifi hotspot makes sure I don't miss any important work emails on our road trip. Did I mention it has cooling seats for this 100 degree heatwave? 😎
  • Packing for another trip next week... Can you guess where I'm off to this time? I'll reply if you get the right answer! 💕Can't wait to use my new hatbox from @thefreyabrand http://liketk.it/2srRG #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • I took part in @SKII's #OneBottleAwayFrom journey to transform my skin in just a few weeks, using one bottle Facial Treatment Essence day and night - click the link in my bio to see the results! #ad
  • I created a short film with @LivingSpaces at home recently, where my friend Jeremiah Brent interviewed me about EVERYTHING! It gets personal! Click the link in my bio to get a sneak peek of the interview, which comes out mid September! #livingspaces #ad
  • Can I be your LA tour guide? Now you can wander through my favorite West Hollywood destinations with the @sanpelfruit_us #Delightways app #AD- click the link in my bio for my guided walking tour of my secret Weho spots (like this homemade ice cream shop I'm obsessed with!)
  • I partnered with @JaguarUSA and we got to drive the #XF for a few weeks - needless to say @mackenziehunkin was a happy man! It's fast, sexy, comfortable - and I absolutely loved it too (translation: it's also girl-friendly). Our first outing was to have a little picnic on the beach in Malibu, a favorite spot you can drive right up to the sand! Stay tuned for more pics from our adventures with Jaguar, and see more on my Stories!
  • Guess who's behaving outrageously!!? The latest Vlog is here! Click the link in my bio to watch the full video, and to shop my looks! 
And don't forget to hit subscribe on my YouTube channel! ❤️
  • My easiest lazy fashion look right now?! Throwing a kimono over jeans and a tee! This one's from my babe @aninebing - like this pic to shop the whole look ☀️http://liketk.it/2sotx #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Happy Monday guys! The start of a new week can sometimes feel like a schlep, so today I'm sharing my top 5 personal tips on learning to love Mondays (yep, it's possible!) Click the link in my bio to make some small but impactful changes to your routine and mindset 
http://liketk.it/2setg #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Joined a biker gang...
  • Fan-girling over my favorite 70s trend: denim flares... Shop the look in my Insta stories!
  • My inner Farrah Fawcett is praying that the high waisted flare isn't going anywhere - what's your favorite trend from the 70s? Catch this full look, new at the link in my bio! http://liketk.it/2smCU #liketkit @liketoknow.it
Read previous post:
This Elegant Accessory Should Be On Your Gift List!

I’m just about to leave to England for the holidays, so I’ve been running around like a crazy person in...

Close