Recipe: Mulled Wine

Home made Mulled Wine is simply delicious. Try this simple recipe. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

mulled wine

Serves 8


1 bottle dry red wine

5 tablespoons  granulated sweetener

125ml brandy

2 cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves

pinch of grated nutmeg

2 oranges, thinly sliced

1 lemon, thinly sliced


Variations of this drink can be found around the world, from Sweden to Germany, from Moldova to Mexico. It’s a warming drink, perfect at a cold Bonfire Night party or at Christmas.

Place the red wine, sweetener, brandy, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and citrus fruit into a large, heavy pan. Add 125ml of water, place on a low heat and gently bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to bruise the fruit. Once the sweetener is dissolved and the mixture fragrant, remove from the heat and serve.

Per serving: 111kcal; 0g protein; 0g fat; 0g saturated fat; 3g carbohydrates; 2.8g sugar; 0.3g fibre; 0.01g sodium

Cranberry Sauce


· 4 tablespoons Splenda granulated sweetener

· 750g fresh or frozen cranberries

· pinch of ground cinnamon

· pinch of grated nutmeg

· raisins, currants or orange peel (optional)

Fresh cranberries are a deep orangey red and can be found in our supermarkets in late autumn. They are also often dried to preserve them throughout the year. Cranberry sauce is an essential accompaniment to turkey at any American Thanksgiving dinner.

Put the sweetener and 250ml of water into a heavy-based saucepan and heat up gently to dissolve the sweetener. Add the cranberries, bring to the boil, and cook for 10 minutes until the berries burst.

Stir in the spices and, if using, any of the optional ingredients. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely, then chill in the fridge.

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