Christmas Mulled Wine – With A Spanish Twist

christmas mulled wine, by claire hutchings

“I love Christmas! My favourite thing to get into the Christmas spirit is to make mince pies, Christmas cake, panettone and lots more delicious, joyful treats. I enjoy cooking with a little Christmas tipple, so I’m going to share with you my favourite mulled wine recipe. It’s delicious and decadent!”

Chef’s favourite

“We will use some red vermouth in this mulled wine recipe, which will give the mulled wine a beautiful flavour. However, although it’s name suggests it’s red, it’s actually more caramel in colour. My favourite is the Vermut Rojo Mallorca – Muntaner. It’s made from the Prensal grape and macerated for more than a month in orange and lemon peel, elderflower, star anise, ginger, rose petals – and so much more. It gives an extra boost of cosy comfort to this Christmas drink. I can’t wait for you to try it!”

Christmas Mulled Wine

Christmas Mulled Wine – With A Spanish Twist

By Spanish Cookaway Chef, Claire Hutchings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 8 Glasses


  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Deep saucepan


  • 1 Large Valencian orange
  • 500 ml Orange juice
  • 1 bottle Merlot or Malbec red wine
  • 60 ml Brandy
  • 230 ml Red vermouth
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 3 Star anise
  • 4 Whole cloves


  • Slice your orange into rounds
  • Place your sliced orange into a pan with all the other ingredients
  • Bring to a slow simmer
  • Carry on simmering for 20 minutes
  • Allow to cool slightly before enjoying

my favourite spanish christmas food

If you’ve liked this recipe, then don’t miss my newest blog – Best Traditional Christmas Spanish Food. My Torrija recipe, which is a delicious, sweet caramelised bread dessert, is just too good not to try this Christmas time.

Claire Hutchings Torrija Recipe

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Christmas and new year.

Claire x

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