Recipe: Mulled Wine

We love our Mulled Wine at the Glenmoriston, not only is it a delicious winter warmer but we also make a very tasty sorbet with it too. There's lots of recipes about but here is one of our favourites - the mix of spices is up to you, use what you have - why not try allspice, vanilla, ginger or even a bay leaf? Or substitute the Brandy with Cointreau, Rum, Gin or Whisky.


A bottle or two of Red Wine

Zest of a Lemon

Zest and juice of an Orange

2 Clementines

2 Cinnamon Sticks

2 or three Star Anise

Sprinkle of Nutmeg

A couple of Cardamon Pods, crushed

A handful of Cloves

Splash of Brandy

Sugar to taste


Stud the clementines with the cloves, place in a pan with red wine, zest of lemon, zest and juice of the orange, cinnamon sticks and spices.  Simmer for approx 1 hour being careful not to boil.  Add a splash of brandy and sugar to taste, stir through to dissolve.  Strain into glasses, sit back and enjoy.  Responsibly of course!