Prepare time: 5 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min

Ek Bar Mulled Wine Recipe: This drink is simple to make and tastes like Christmas in a glass. It’s a lovely celebration of those traditional festive spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. If you’ve got your own favorite spices, then feel free to add those to the pot too.


  • 100g sugar
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 nutmeg
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 orange slices
  • 150 ml Cointreau
  • 750ml / 1 bottle light red wine
  • Twist of orange zest and a star anise, to serve

Directions To Make Ek Bar Mulled Wine

1Put sugar in a pan with star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves and 150ml water. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

2Simmer for 2 minutess, then pour into a large jug and leave to cool. Add 1 lemon and 2 orange, both thinly sliced, to the jug along with 150ml Cointreau and a 750ml bottle light red wine. Stir well, then cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight if you can.

3Serve chilled or over ice, with a twist of orange zest and a star anise. If you’d like to serve a traditional warm mulled wine, there’s no need to chill – simply warm through without boiling and serve in heatproof glasses.