Mulled wine is a traditional warmed wine which nowadays is enjoyed over the festive period. As we now know, the history of mulled wine is long and whilst today there are many recipes which are developed across Europe, the main ingredients never change.
The main ingredients for mulled wine of course are red wine and cinnamon sticks. These two ingredients will be found in all mulled wine recipes and often other mulled wine spices and fruits are added into the mix to enhance the flavour further.
Many popular mulled wine recipes include a bottle of red wine, demerara sugar, a cinnamon stick, nutmeg, an orange and sometimes a dash of sloe gin is also added.
In fact, spices are often added to mulled wine as they preserve the flavour and help to keep the brew fresh, perfect for preparing bottles ahead of Christmas time.