Traditional recipes

Mulled wine: Slovak edition

One of the best things about Christmas is that it’s perfectly okay to make a cosy evening with candles, comfy pyjamas and a book as often as you wish. Something that I find inseparably connected to such an evening is a mug of mulled wine. There are various versions of this popular drink, but I bring you a recipe for the one that we like in Slovakia.


0.5 L red wine
100 mL water
4 cinnamon sticks
10 pcs cloves
3 pcs star anise
1 orange
5 tbsp cane sugar




1. Boil the water and add cinnamon, cloves, star anise and sugar to extract the spice essence.
Let infuse for about 5 minutes.



2. Pour in the wine and add a few slices of an orange.



3. Slowly cook until the wine is almost boiling, but remove from stove before it actually starts boiling.

4. Enjoy the beautiful aroma and great taste. Yes, it’s that simple!




Mulled wine



  • Reply Miranda

    Wow! This looks delicious. Probably makes the whole house smell heavenly too. I’m making this for our Christmas party. Thanks for the recipe.

    December 2, 2015 at 00:21
    • Reply Patricia

      You are right, the house is always filled with an amazing smell of all the spices. Good luck with the Christmas party and let me know how you guests like it :)

      December 2, 2015 at 07:36
  • Reply elaine massey

    This recipe sounds yummy! I know this would be great for our Christmas celebration. Thanks for the recipe!

    December 3, 2015 at 04:44
    • Reply Patricia

      You’re welcome, Elaine. Mulled wine is perfect for any Christmas party or to get you warm at a Christmas market :)

      December 3, 2015 at 07:43

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