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Mulled Wine Recipe
Enjoy this festive mulled wine recipe from Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Chef, Michael Arlukiewicz. For a summer twist, try serving chilled over ice with a twist of orange, star anise and apple!


Serves 12

  • 2 bottles of red wine
  • 1/2 bottle of port
  • 1 cup of white rum
  • 1 cup of Cointreau
  • 3 lemons
  • 3 oranges
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 10g coriander seeds
  • 10g fennel seeds
  • 100g crystalised ginger OR 50g fresh ginger


Peel the lemon and orange skins and blanch in warm water for 10 seconds, then run under cold water.

Squeeze the juice out of the lemons and oranges then add into a large pot with the rest of the ingredients.

Leave under a very low heat for around 10 minutes, until the flavours blend.

Enjoy hot or serve chilled over ice during the warmer months!

Garnish ideas:
Cinnamon stick, star anise, orange zest, slices of orange, lemon or apples, pitted cherries.