Mulled wine syrup recipe

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A mulled wine syrup enhances your favourite wine with a spicy and fruity flavour

  • healthy
Makes2 bottles
Preparation Time40 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time1 hours 10 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories75 Kcal4%

A fruity and spicy mulled wine syrup is very tasty when added to wine. This is a great gift for Christmas or anytime of the year.


  • 275g (9oz) golden caster sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 juniper berries
  • 8 whole cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 orange, sliced



2 bottles, sterilise


  1. Put the first 6 ingredients into a large pan with 900ml (1½ pints) water. Heat mixture very gently to dissolve the sugar slowly, then boil for 5 mins. Leave to cool in the pan.
  2. Set the oven to Gas Mark 2 or 150°C. Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper or a sheet of Teflon. Arrange the orange slices on the paper. Bake for 20 mins until they are dry.
  3. Sterilise a funnel by pouring boiling water over it, then use to fill the sterilised bottles with mulling syrup. Divide the cinnamon sticks and juniper berries between them. Seal and store for up to 2 months. To serve: Warm 450ml (¾ pint) of the syrup with 1 bottle of wine.
Top Tip for making Mulled wine syrup

To give as a present: Push a skewer into the centre of the orange slices, thread through the ribbon and attach to the bottle with a label and instructions

Wondering how to make mulled wine? Did you know that you can easily make mulled wine in a slow cookertoo? A great way to make your house smell just like Christmas. 


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