Mulled wine recipe: how to make traditional mulled wine and mulled wine with a touch of orange

Nothing says Christmas like a glass of hot mulled wine. For those looking for a traditional recipe or for those wishing to revisit the classic Welsh distillery Aber Falls has three great recipes for family and friends to try this festive season.


1. Put the red wine, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemon zest and sugar in a large saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.

2. Remove the pan from the heat to cool and let steep for about 30 minutes.

3. To serve, heat again without boiling, add optional sloe gin and pour into heatproof mugs or glasses to enjoy.


A red wine bottle

A large stick of cinnamon

Two anise stars

Four cloves

A bay leaf

An orange cut in half and squeezed

Half a lemon

25ml Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin


1. Put a bottle of red wine, a star anise, four cloves, a bay leaf, a halved and squeezed orange, half a lemon and 25 ml of Aber Falls Orange Marmalade gin in a saucepan

2. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 25 minutes

3. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick for a festive decor

Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin is priced at £24 and is available to buy at online store (other resellers are available).

Aber Falls Salted Caramel Liqueur Hot Apple Juice

For those who don’t like mulled wine, Aber Falls Hot Apple Juice with Salted Caramel Liqueur offers a rich and intense alternative to enjoy on winter evenings.

Created in collaboration with our friends Halen Môn on Anglesey and sourced straight from the Menai Strait, the crisp, intense notes of Anglesey Sea Salt combine with a rich caramel flavor for the perfect combination of salty and sweet.


A liter of apple juice from the Aber valley

orange peel

A cinnamon stick

Three cloves

50ml Aber Falls Salted Caramel Liqueur


1. Add Aber Valley Apple Juice, a cinnamon stick, three cloves, orange zest and Aber Falls Salted Caramel Liqueur to a saucepan.

2. Boil the contents and boil for 25 minutes

Aber Falls Salted Toffee Liqueur is priced at £20 and is available to buy from the online store (other resellers are available).

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Jean H. Vannatta