7 ingenious ways to use mulled wine

Mulled wine is one of our favourite tipples around the Christmas period. It’s easy to make, sweet and spicy and warms you all the way through. But drinking mulled wine is not the only thing you can do with it. Here are 7 ingenious ways to use mulled wine…

Mulled wine is one of our favourite tipples around the Christmas period. It’s easy to make, sweet and spicy and warms you all the way through. But you might be surprised to here that mulled wine isn't just for drinking. Here are 7 ingenious ways to use mulled wine…

1. As a filling for your cakes

Get the recipe: Mulled wine cupcakes (opens in new tab)

Our mulled wine cupcakes recipe shows how turn this tipple into a thick syrup that can be poured into the middle of each sponge so that it oozes with that sweet, sticky mulled wine flavour.

2. As a stock for your casserole

Sounds interesting, right? Stick with us. If you’re making a beef or chicken casserole, use a mulled wine-based stock to really get your juices flowing. It’ll leave your meat tender and moreish.

Use our mulled wine and beef casserole recipe to guide you! (opens in new tab)

3. As a glaze for your tart

Get the recipe: Mulled wine pear tart (opens in new tab)

If you’re making a fruit tart for Christmas, give it a warming flavour by adding a mulled wine filling or glaze to your fruit. You can soak the fruit in the mulled wine before adding to your tart or you can glaze the fruit with a syrup mulled wine once assembled.

4. As a topping for your cheesecake

Give cheesecake a festive makeover with a mulled wine glaze. You can do this two ways, by either adding a spoonful at a time of icing sugar and mulled wine in a bowl and mixing until you have a loose paste, or you can be creative and whizz up 180g berries, push through a sieve and combine the berry puree with 45ml mulled wine to make a glaze. We’ve done the same with our Pimm’s cheesecake recipe. (opens in new tab)

5. As a flavouring for your Christmas pud

Get the recipe: Mulled wine Christmas pudding (opens in new tab) Make Christmas with an extra festive twist by soaking your fruits overnight in mulled wine before adding to the mix. It’ll make your pud extra warming and delicious!

6. As a marinade for your meat

Whether you leave your meat to soak in a mulled wine mix overnight in the fridge or you cook your meat on a low heat on the hob in mulled wine, it’s a really nice way to add a sweet-spicy flavour to a main course. Use our coca-cola chicken wings recipe to guide you! (opens in new tab)

7. As a jelly for your trifle

Get the recipe: Slimming World's mulled wine trifle (opens in new tab)

Give your Christmas trifle a mulled wine based jelly. Some gelatine and jelly crystals will turn your favourite tipple into a flavour packed jelly that is sure to give a punch!

Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.