Perfect to keep on hand or gift to friends and family, Jolly Festive’s Easy Mulled Wine Cordial means you are never more than a minute away from a delicious winter warmer!



total time

25 mins

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suitable for

GF / vegan

Jolly Festive's Easy Mulled Wine Cordial
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Whether you are walking around a Christmas market or having a cosy night in catching up with friends, mulled wine is the perfect winter warmer filled with seasonal flavours to keep the cold at bay.

Now, not sure about you, but in our houses, mulled wine tends to be something we make for a crowd. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not against hosting a party where the mulled wine is forever flowing but occasionally, just occasionally, I feel the need for just one mug for myself and gosh that always seems like a lot of work.

But…never fear! Jolly Festive easy mulled wine cordial is here to save the day! it is the perfect hack to ensure you have single serve mulled wine on hand whenever you feel like.

Plus, it is the perfect host/hostess gift to bring to a party, or to gift to friends and family under the tree.

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behind the scenes

Time For Some Easy Mulled Wine History!

The concept of warm spiced wine is traditional throughout much of Europe. From Germany’s Glühwein to the Nordic Glögg each country has their own variation.

Although there is no “set” recipe for mulled wine, there are some key elements that are must haves to capture the classic flavour; namely cinnamon, allspice, clove, anise, and orange peel.

Traditionally these ingredients are steeped in the base wine along with sugar and cooked down slowly to extract their flavour and aromas. This usually takes time and can only properly be done in large quantities.

However, there is an ingredient that contains most of these flavours in a convenient, ready to use bottle, and that is Angostura Bitters.

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behind the scenes

Turning Cordial in to (Almost) Instant Mulled Wine!

And it’s the addition of Angostura Bitters to Jolly Festive’s easy mulled wine cordial that is essential! With that, you are basically able to create a “mulled wine concentrate”.

Add a couple of spoonfuls to a cup of red wine, heat in the microwave and there you have it –the perfect single serving of mulled wine, ready faster than you can say Jolly Festive’s easy mulled wine cordial!

We do recommend re-heating in the microwave to minimize any lost to evaporation but heating on the hob is just fine as well.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick, orange slice and star anise pod and you have Christmas in a cup!

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  1. Preheat the oven to 100C.
  2. Wash jars and lids by hand or using dishwasher; ensure they are dried thoroughly.
  3. Place jars face down, and lid face up, onto a clean baking sheet.
  4. Cook jars until you are ready to fill them (at least 20 minutes).
  5. When you’re ready to fill them, remove from the oven and jars will be sterilised!

Note: Ensure you are putting hot mixture into a hot jar to prevent the jars from cracking!

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Jolly Festive's Easy Mulled Wine Cordial

Jolly Festive’s Easy Mulled Wine Cordial

Perfect to keep on hand or gift to friends and family, Jolly Festive’s Easy Mulled Wine Cordial means you are never more than a minute away from a delicious winter warmer!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Drinks
Suitable For Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Make Ahead
Servings 12


Jolly Festive's Easy Mulled Wine Cordial

  • 150 ml light, fruity red wine (Beaujolais)
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 20 ml Angostura bitters
  • 30 ml brandy

(Almost) Instand Mulled Wine (makes 1 serving)

  • 30 ml Jolly Festive's Easy Mulled Wine Cordial
  • 120 ml fruity red wine (Pinot Noir)
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise pod


Jolly Festive's Easy Mulled Wine Cordial

  • Using the vegetable peeler, remove the peels from the orange and lemon being careful not to include as much of the bitter white pith as possible. 
  • Tear the peels into coin sized pieces and place in to a saucepan along with the wine and sugar.
  • Place the saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a bare simmer stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.
  • Once liquid is simmering, remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • When liquid has cooled, add the Angostura Bitters and the brandy and gently mix to combine
  • Strain out peels and transfer to a sterile glass bottle; keep in refrigerator for up to 1 month

(Almost) Instant Mulled Wine

  • Combine Jolly Festive's Easy mulled Wine Cordial and red wine in mug and gently stir to combine.
  • Place mug into microwave and heat on high for 45-60 seconds.
  • Once heated, add orange slice, star anise pod, and cinnamon stick to garnish
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