Mulled White Wine Is Our New Favorite Holiday Drink!
If you are searching for a newer twist on a classic holiday drink, mulled white wine is for you!
Loaded with all those yummy spices and citrus undertones we’re used to in traditional mulled red wine, mulled white wine is definitely worth the effort!
To be honest, white mulled wine isn’t necessarily a new recipe. However, it is somewhat of a new phenomenon at the German Christmas markets (in Germany).
You’ll definitely find the classic German mulled wine done with traditional red wine. However, a version with white wine is something we’ve just come to love over the last few years. Needless to say, we really like both versions since they are so different.
Of course, there are many different variations of mulled white wine. Like with traditional mulled wine, some recipes add extra alcohol like rum or Grand Marnier (for the citrus flavor).
There are also other fruits you can add such as apples or cranberries. We just added citrus slices and classic spices like whole cinnamon sticks and we think it’s great just like that!
As for heating the wine, we just do it on the stovetop but you could also do it in the slow cooker.
Whatever heating method you choose, just make sure the wine doesn’t boil, or else you will lose some of the precious alcohol.
When picking a white wine, we’d suggest a decent quality white wine that is on the drier end.
Remember, you taste the wine as the base of the drink so if it’s cheap wine you’ll taste it… no matter how much sugar and spice you add!
Mulled White Wine
- 1 bottle dry white wine, 750 ml
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 organic orange
- 1 organic lemon
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 5 cloves
- 3 tablespoons sugar, more to taste
- 2 tablespoons rum, optional
- star anise, optional
- Wash and cut the orange and lemon. You can set aside a few slices for decoration.
- Add the wine, fruit slices, cinnamon, orange juice, cloves, sugar, rum (optional), and star anise (optional) to a medium-sized pot.
- Heat the wine on low heat for around 45 minutes. It’s important that the wine doesn’t come to a boil or else this will evaporate the alcohol. Give the mixture a stir occasionally.
- Before serving, taste the mulled wine and add more sugar to taste. Pour the mulled wine through a sifter before serving. You can garnish the wine glasses with those extra citrus slices and a cinnamon stick (optional) before serving.
- Again, remember to not let the wine boil, or else you will boil off the alcohol content. A slow and steady warming is best!
This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.