How to Make White Mulled Wine? Easy Recipe with a Spicy Note

by Kristiyana

Although mulled wine is usually made with red wine, I really like the white wine version. I tried it for the first time while visiting a friend, and although I usually stay away from sweet drinks (due to the hangover that accompanies them later), this recipe won me over with its lovely aroma and citrusy, zesty taste. So, if you want to know how to make white mulled wine yourself that is not too sweet like the red classic, read this article!

How to Make White Mulled Wine? Which Wine Should You Use?

how to make white mulled wine which is the best wine to use

To make mulled wine, it is recommended to choose a dry but full-bodied wine with a touch of fruitiness, as you will add spices and fruits that make the wine sweet. Additionally, do not choose wine that has been aged in oak, as this will give it a sweet vanilla note.

If you are looking for a recommendation, I would suggest Riesling.

How to Make White Mulled Wine Yourself – Follow These Steps

how to make white mulled wine yourself quick recipe with a piquant citrus note


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Calories: 151 kcal

For the recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 16 cloves
  • 6 liters of white wine
  • 200g/1 cup sugar
  • 120 ml orange juice
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 8 cinnamon sticks broken
  • 14 whole allspice seeds
  • 6 crushed cardamom pods

To serve:

  • Lemon slices
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh nutmeg

Instructions on how to make white mulled wine yourself:

  1. Prick the orange with cloves. Then cut them in half.
  2. Place the wine, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan or slow cooker.
  3. Add the pricked orange, lemon and spices.
  4. Let the whole thing simmer over very low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20–30 minutes. If you are using a slow cooker, set on low for 2 hours.
  5. Then pour the white mulled wine into cups and garnish with a lemon slice, a cinnamon stick and freshly grated nutmeg.

What Is the Best Food to Accompany White Mulled Wine?

what is the best food to accompany white mulled wine

A delicious accompaniment to your mulled wine is always a pleasure. But what goes best with this warm drink? A fondue would be a good start. A charcuterie board with fruit, nuts and crackers is also a good option for a rustic touch.

How to Store and Reheat Mulled Wine?

6 liters of wine is no joke. So it’s quite possible that you’ll have some left over. If this is the case, strain out the citrus fruits and spices to prevent the mulled wine from becoming bitter. Then store it in a pitcher in the fridge and pour a cup when needed. To gently warm the white mulled wine, simply place it on the stove over low heat for about a minute to prevent the alcohol from boiling away.

Also read: Winter Cocktails: What Are the Top 5 Drinks You Can Make in the Cold Season?

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