Classic Mulled Wine recipe

Mulled wine in a glass with lemon and cloves


Posted July 25, 2023

This spicy and fruity take on the classic mulled wine recipe is perfect for winter.

The Ancient Romans may have invented mulled wine, but the fact we still enjoy this spicy and sweet drink today is testiment to its delicious, warming powers.

Mulled wine is perfect for winter gatherings, whether you're sitting outside around a fire pit or enjoying with slow-cooked lamb shanks with creamy mash.

Mulled wine also goes well with a cheese platter, and the Mornington Peninsula has a great range of cheeses that you can pick up on your next weekend away.

This versatile classic mulled wine recipe can be served as a simple alternative to traditional cocktails such as an Espresso Martini.

How to make classic mulled wine

Devised by the team at Bourke Street Green in Melbourne's CBD, the secret to its sensational flavour is shiraz gin produced by Victoria’s Four Pillars Gin distillery - a great place to visit when you're staying at nearby RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort

You also need a bottle of local shiraz and apple juice, along with star anise, cloves, juniper berry, black pepper and cinnamon to get those fruity and spicy flavours.

Bourke Street Green Bar Manager Rob Pierce says the key to making great tasting mulled wine is to balance the spices. “Be careful with the spices as they are quite strong flavours, so no more than two or three of each,” he says.

Classic mulled wine recipe

Warm up your winter with this classic mulled wine recipe | RACV

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