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Orange-scented mulled wine

It’s that time of the year guys! There are several signs to know it’s Christmas time but for me, the most relevant are:

  • Everything you see around you has sequins and glitter on.
  • Your neighbours are competing for the best Christmas light show (mine neighbours started before Halloween, I swear.)
  • You’re driving and all of a sudden Mariah Carey plays All I want for Christmas is you. (hum, actually, I’m not sure about this one because I haven’t driven for five weeks! #lockdown 2.0).
  • It’s freezing cold but nobody complains. Actually, people would love to snow, including myself, even knowing that it causes a huge disruption (both in England and Spain are not prepared for snow)
  • You walk into a pub and smell a fragrant that reminds you of Christmas. (Sigh) it’s mulled wine. Such a lovely time of the year isn’t it?! *

*But since this year is being so strange and not everyone wants to go to pubs, I thought of sharing this super easy mulled wine to make at home!

I have to say that mulled wine was a new-to-me drink in 2018 when I discovered it in the cosiest pub I could dream of here in England. I quickly fell in love with this warm sweet wine and I wondered why I hadn’t tried it before. For some reason, I never came across this seasonal drink in Barcelona, or I just didn’t pay attention to it. I asked how it was made and promised myself I would make it someday soon!. 

Happy drinking!


Mulled wine | Omm Foods | Laura Domingo
Mulled wine | Omm Foods | Laura Domingo
Mulled wine | Omm Foods by Laura Domingo
Mulled wine | Omm Foods by Laura Domingo
Mulled wine | Omm Foods by Laura Domingo
Mulled wine | Omm Foods by Laura Domingo

Orange-Scented Mulled Wine

The smell of this orange-scented mulled wine alone is enough to make your home feel Christmassy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 60 g demerara sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 blood orange sliced


  • Put the wine in a large saucepan with the oranges, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise.  
  • Cook the mulled wine on medium-high heat until it just reaches a simmer. (Avoid letting it bubble).
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for 20 minutes. Using a mesh strainer, remove and discard the orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Add more sugar to taste.
  • Serve in heatproof glasses or mugs, and enjoy!
Keyword Christmas

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About Author

Hello! My name is Laura. I'm a holistic counsellor and an Intuitive Eating coach, currently studying nutrition & lifestyle coaching. With a flair for food and cooking, you'll find me making a mess in my kitchen creating and photographing colourful meals.