Mulled Wine Recipes: The Ultimate Winter Warmer

By Ellie Smith

7 months ago

Get cosy with this festive winter warmer

There comes a time when only mulled wine will do (and the time is nigh). This year we’re upgrading to try something a little different though. Try these alternative mulled wine recipes for a different take on everyone’s favourite festive tipple.

Alternative Mulled Wine Recipes

Hot Mulled Sloe

Serves 2

  • 100ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
  • 200ml Warm Cloudy Apple Juice
  • Mulling spices: cinnamon bark, cloves, star anise, vanilla, nutmeg

Glassware: Miniature milk bottle, tea cup

Garnish: fresh orange wheels studded with cloves


  1. Add Warm Cloudy Apple Juice to the tea pot
  2. Fill the tea basket with mulling spices (cinnamon bark, cloves, star anise, vanilla, nutmeg) and allow to infuse
  3. Serve the sloe gin in a bottle on the side and mix with the mulled apple juice in the tea cup

Description: Served in a teapot, the festive spice and warm cloudy apple juice gently mulls away before it is combined with the red berried and fruit cake notes of the Sipsmith Vintage Sloe Gin – the perfect sharer for winter.

(Recipe from Rosewood London x Sipsmith gin)

White mulled wine

Kick things off at your dinner party with a fun cocktail. We love a mulled wine in winter, and this white wine version is delicious and a change for many.

White mulled wine Aubaine

(Serves 6)

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 25g honey
  • 175g sugar
  • 3 star anise
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 150ml water
  • 1 bottle white wine


  1. Cut the lemons and oranges into thin quarter slices and add to a pan, before adding in the honey, sugar and star anise.
  2. Next, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthways in half, then in half again, and add to the pan. Heat all the ingredients on the stove until they begin to lightly caramelise, then add the water. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, add the wine to the pan, and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Decant into a large soup dish and keep warm.
  3. Serve in a latte glass with a star anise and a quarter slice of orange to garnish (recipe from Aubaine).

Mulled wine hot chocolate

Mulled wine hot chocolate

Le 110 de Taillevent on Cavendish Square in London is owned by the Gardinier family, who are behind the iconic two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent in Paris. The restaurant is a unique wine and food matching brasserie, featuring a hundred and ten wines by the glass, paired with contemporary and seasonal French dishes.

Les 110 de Taillevent created a Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate – two of our favourite winter drinks in one. The Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate, made with Sangria jelly, orange zest, cinnamon and Christmas spices is served with Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate (70% cocoa) for a rich festive treat (Les 110 de Taillevent, 16 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 9DD).