Adam Gray’s Mulled Wine

Mulled wine by Adam Gray
Mulled wine by Adam Gray

Great as a hot toddy at Christmas, but the mulled wine is also ideal to poach fruits in, such as apples, pears or plums.


1 bottle red cooking wine

50ml peach Schnapps

250ml orange juice

5g star anise

3g whole cloves

1 sprig of fresh thyme

1 bay leaf

1g juniper berries

1 cinnamon stick

1 cardamom pod

100ml water

100g caster sugar


Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.

Pass the mulled wine through a fine sieve and serve.

Recipe by Adam Gray, co-owner of the Red Lion at East Haddon.