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Spiced mulled wine recipe

Here is a recipe for mulled wine with spices such as cinnamon, citrus zest, cardamom, cloves and star anise. Comfort guaranteed!

I tasted mulled wine, also known as spiced wine or Glühwein, for the first time a few years ago, after a day visiting Prague in the rain, my feet completely soggy and icy.

It had been raining so much that day that the soles of my shoes had literally peeled off and I had to buy a pair of rubber boots.

The hot drink was in order and the desired effect was felt from the first sip: warmth, comfort and no, I was not going to catch pneumonia while traveling.

Vin chaud aux épices

Back home, I made this recipe over and over again.

And it’s no secret that hot cocktails are always a hit, especially in the winter after a day of skiing or outdoor activities.

And needless to say, this recipe for mulled wine with spices is far better than what is sold in Czech tourist stands!

It’s all in the spices

Spices for mulled wine: cinnamon, star anise, cloves, cardamom

To ensure a tasty result, do not skimp on spices and use whole spices:

  • cinnamon;
  • clove;
  • star anise;
  • cardamom;
  • citrus peel.
Mulled wine recipe
Vin chaud aux épices

Spiced mulled wine

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A recipe for mulled wine with spices that will warm you up in no time. Enjoy it by the fire on a cold day!


  • 500 ml of red wine
  • 100 ml of water
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 lemon peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick

In a tea infuser*

  • 2 cloves
  • 2 star anise follicles
  • 4 green cardamom pods, open the pods to keep only the seeds

To serve

  • orange slices
  • A little nutmeg


  1. Put all the ingredients in a pot.
  2. Heat, taking care not to boil the wine, for 5 to 10 minutes
  3. Serve with a pinch of nutmeg and a few slices of orange.


*If you don't have a tea infuser, you can put everything freely in the pot. You will just have to be careful when serving, not to get the spices in the glasses.

You can store the beverage in a closed container and let it sit overnight. Just reheat it just before serving.


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