The PERFECT Mulled Wine Recipe – For New Year’s

The PERFECT Mulled Wine - For New Year's!聽

Layla is back with a new post - sharing her recipe for the PERFECT Mulled Wine and yes, it's suitable for New Year's and yes - there's a little twist to the classic.聽


Hey everyone - it's Layla!

I hope you're all well and I hope that each and every one of you lovely readers had a wonderful Christmas break, spending the time with your family and friends - it's the most wonderful time of the year after all.聽

Just because Christmas is now over, it doesn't mean that we can't still enjoy festive food and drink - nope! In this post, I'm sharing one of my most-loved Mulled Wine recipes and yes, there's a slight twist to it too.聽


What I love about making Mulled Wine at home (apart from my home smelling lovely) is that ingredients can be changed to suit your taste - sometimes you might want your mulled wine sweeter, other times less so, you might want to add more cinnamon or even less - it can all be tweaked to suit you and your taste in the moment you're making it and that's what I love about making food and drinks at home.聽

What You Need

Below, you can find a list of all the ingredients that you need to make the perfect Mulled Wine!

The Perfect Mulled Wine Recipe - Enjoy! 馃檪

1 Bottle of Semi-Sweet Red Wine

5 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

5 Cloves

3 Clementines (Zest of 1)

2 Star Anise

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Vanilla Pod

1 Whole Nutmeg (To Grate)

Half A Lemon聽

Glitter TWIST - Edible Glitter 聽(Optional)

REMEMBER - Always take care with hot drinks.

Enjoy responsibly


This Mulled Wine recipe is so, so easy to make and it tastes absolutely delicious! Here's your quick-guide on how to make the perfect mulled wine! 馃檪

Start the whole process by adding the sugar into a large saucepan, along with the zest of 1 clementine.聽

Squeeze the juice of the 3 clementines into the sugar - along with the juice from half a lemon. 聽

Next, halve the Vanilla Pod and add that to the saucepan - mixing the ingredients together.聽

As soon as you see that the sugar starts to caramelise slightly, add the bottle of wine to the pan and turn down the heat.聽

Now, add the dry ingredients - the cloves, the star anise, the cinnamon sticks and grate some fresh nutmeg into the drink too.

Stir the ingredients and let the mulled wine simmer for a few minutes.

The sugar should have dissolved by now - this is when you turn the heat up to bring the mixture to a boil.聽

By allowing the mixture to boil you're allowing the ingredients to intensify in flavour - especially the cinnamon, cloves and star anise.聽

As soon as you notice the mixture start to thicken slightly , you can turn down the heat and serve.

Optional - Add a touch of edible glitter to your drink for festive cheer! This is perfect for New Year's!

You know that I love reading your comments so let me know what you think about this recipe!聽

Do you love making Mulled Wine at home?




  1. 9th January 2018 / 9:04 am

    This is amzing, I knw Christmas is over,but I love anice cup of muled wine all winter time:)) perfect

    • sprinkles
      14th January 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you! 馃檪 xx

    • sprinkles
      17th January 2018 / 9:54 am

      Thanks x

    • sprinkles
      7th January 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you! 馃檪 xx

    • sprinkles
      4th January 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you x

  2. 29th December 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I’ve never tired Mulled Wine, I know surprising haha! But what better way to get started than with this recipe xx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2018 / 8:53 am

      Thank you very much – hope you enjoy it 馃檪 x

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2018 / 8:52 am

      Thank you so much lovely – hope you had a lovely new year too! 馃檪 xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2018 / 8:54 am

      Thank you very much!! 馃檪 xxx

  3. 28th December 2017 / 8:48 pm

    What a lovely Mulled Wine Recipe for NYE and I love the idea of edible glitter to add a bit of a twist to the drink. This sounds delicious! I have some pre brought Mulled Wine from M&S however I’ll look in to trying my own sometime too 馃檪

    Laura xo

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2018 / 8:56 am

      Hahaha – glad you like the sound of this and yes, the edible glitter is a great touch to add a lovely twist to things! Pre-bought is good but there’s something that I love about making things at home! 馃檪 xxx

  4. Inspiremyfancy
    28th December 2017 / 6:04 am

    Wow thanks for this awesome recipe Layla. Hope that your new year is a wonderfu one for you!


    • sprinkles
      4th January 2018 / 5:41 pm

      Thank you so much – glad you like this! 馃檪 xx

    • sprinkles
      12th January 2018 / 10:00 am

      Thank you so much – glad you like the look of this! xx

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