Monday, December 11, 2006

Iced Mulled Wine

The theme for this month's Mixology Monday, hosted by The Spirit World is Drinks for a Festive Occasion.

While eggnog and mulled wine are the season's favourites it's probably not really appropriate for our summer weather. Rather than forsake mulled wine why not just chill it?

iced mulled wine© by haalo

Iced Mulled Wine

750mls/3 cups Pinot Noir
50 grams/2 oz caster sugar
2 oranges, sliced
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, halved
2 tablespoons Brandy
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier

Place the wine, sugar, orange slices, cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean into a saucepan and gently heat, stirring to ensure the sugar dissolves.

Allow to come to just under boiling point before removing from heat. Let the mixture infuse until cold.

Stir through the Brandy and Grand Marnier then pour into a serving jug. Refrigerate for a few hours until thoroughly chilled.

To serve, half fill tumblers with ice and pour in the mulled wine, decorate with a couple of the oranges slices and a cinnamon stick.


  1. Christmas here is so hot - this is a perfect drink!

  2. Great idea for a warm winter, and fabulous photography.

  3. You're so clever, I never get tired of your posts!

  4. Thanks Patricia - I'm hoping it's not going to be too hot here

    Thanks Ben!

    Thanks Brilynn!

  5. That is simply brilliant, why not chill it indeed.

  6. haalo, we certainly are on the same wave length again! thanks for the plug too.

  7. Hi Anna - your chilled mulled Riesling is well worth a visit!


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