Spiced Scandinavian mulled wine recipe

By Debbie Major

  1. Serves 12 (makes 1.6 litres).
  2. Takes 40 minutes to make, plus cooling
  3. Rating

Spoil your party guests with this potent winter brew made from red wine, port and vodka.

tried and tested
Spiced Scandinavian mulled wine


  1. 100g whole blanched almonds
  2. 700ml red wine
  3. 700ml ruby port
  4. 600ml vodka
  5. 10 green cardamom pods
  6. 2 small cinnamon stick
  7. 10 cloves
  8. the pared zest of 2 large oranges
  9. 100-150g golden caster sugar


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Cover 100g whole blanched almonds with boiling water and soak for 10 minutes. Drain and slice lengthways into thin shards, then spread out on a baking tray and roast for 6-7 minutes, until golden. Cool. 2. Meanwhile, put 700ml red wine, 700ml ruby port, 600ml vodka, 10 green cardamom pods, 2 small cinnamon sticks, 10 cloves, the pared zest of 2 large oranges and 100-150g golden caster sugar into a large pan and leave over a low heat for 20 minutes – do not let it boil.
  2. 3. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Put a metal teaspoon into each glass – this will absorb the heat so that the glass doesn’t crack.
  3. 4. To serve, pour the mulled wine between glasses and sprinkle with the toasted almonds and 2 tablespoons raisins.


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December 7

Nice Prize, Cardamom Pods, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves.

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