The Pourhouse’s Perfect Mulled Wine to Kick-off the Weekend

A Christmas classic.

Next week is Christmas, it’s practically here! — The Grinch (sort of).



1.5 litres full-bodied red wine

250 millilitres ruby port

90 millilitres dry gin

90 millilitres brandy

1 stick cinnamon

3 star anise pods

4 cloves

Peel of 1 orange

Slivered almonds and raisins for garnish


In pot on medium heat, toast cardamom for 5 minutes or until aromatic, then lower the heat.

Add red wine, port, and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining spices and spirits. Keep on low heat—don’t boil.

Serve in your favourite festive mug, garnished with slivered almonds and raisins.