I love to make my own warm and comforting mulled wine from scratch because it’s just so much better than anything I’ve ever had. Maybe it’s because I’ve made it so many times already that it’s pretty much perfect at this point! Here’s my recipe.
How to Make 2-Spice Mulled Wine
- Combine the ingredients. Add the red wine, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and orange slices to a saucepan. The orange slices are key to this and really adds a special flavor to it.
- Simmer. Simmer the mixture over low heat for between 20-25 minutes. Make sure to use low heat so as not to burn any of the ignredients.
- Serve. Pour the mixture into a serving glass and serve warm.
What Exactly is Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine (also known as spiced wine) is a drink that’s typically made by mixing red wine with a variety of mulling spices. It can commonly include raisins as well.
It’s usually served either warm or hot and while it’s most often alcohol, there are non-alcoholic versions you can make too.
Mulled wine tends to possess a rather distinct flavor when compared to normal wine or even sangria. This is due to the variety of mulling spices that its made with, which can include things like:
- Whole cloves
- Cinnamon sticks
- Star anise
Some people even like to include other types of alcohol like brandy or cider when making mulled wine as well.
(Also try: Antioxidant-Rich Red Wine Sangria)
2 Reasons Why This Mulled Wine Recipe Helps Reduce Inflammation
Along with making one incredibly tasty warm drink, this recipe is also great helping with relieving inflammation within the body.
Here are a couple of ways that this particular mulled wine helps to reduce inflammation, and it’s all thanks to 2 keys ingredients:
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon has been used both as a spice and as a traditional herbal medicine for centuries thanks to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have found that it plays an important role in relieving chronic inflammation and it may even help to protect against certain types of cancers. (1)
- Cloves – Whole cloves work in tandem with the cinnamon sticks to provide you with even more anti-inflammatory compounds. Studies have found that daily consumption of spices like cloves, ginger, and turmeric can be effective for relieving chronic inflammation. (2)
(You may also like: Heart-Healthy White Wine Sangria to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease)
2-Spice Mulled Wine Recipe to Help Reduce Inflammation
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 1 bottle red wine
- 6 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange, sliced
- Add all the ingredients to a saucepan.
- Simmer over low heat for 20-25 minutes.
- Serve warm.