Gin Mulled Wine


Let’s cozy up with some gin-spiked mulled wine. The warming mix of sweet and bitter is exactly what you want after a brisk walk on a Winter’s Day. This big batch recipe is ideal for entertaining friends at home too.


(serves 6 )
180mL Gin
Bottle of Red wine (use something dry and full bodied like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah)
100mL Simple Syrup
100mL Orange Juice
1 handful fresh seasonal berries
6 cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, nutmeg - anything you like
Teaspoon of whole black peppercorns


1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and stir to combine. Heat on high for one hour. Reduce the temperature to low to keep it warm for up to 5 hours. If you don’t have a slow cooker, simply place ingredients in a heavy based casserole dish or saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on, leaving it on a very low heat for about 45 minutes.
2. To serve, spoon into a heatproof glassware. Garnish with a few berries, a stick of cinnamon and orange slice.