Mulled Wine

One of my favorite cooking shows is Scandinavian New Cooking. The show has three different chefs and they take an amazing portable kitchen with them everywhere, preparing the local cuisine in a vineyard or in the middle of cobblestone streets!

This episode where chef Andreas Viestad makes Mulled Wine in Trondheim, Norway had me riveted to the screen. I can not wait to make this and I already know it will be wonderful. This is perfect for warming our tummies in this cold winter weather. Try it out and let me know what you think! I will be updating soon with my own results…

Mulled Wine

by Chef Andreas Viestad

This is my take on the traditional Norwegian Christmas drink that we warm ourselves on. The vodka is optional. I leave it out most of the time – otherwise this drink can go right to your head. Makes 4-6 servings


1 cup (2 1/2 dl) water
1 cinnamon stick
4 cardamom seeds
2 cloves
1 heaped tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons homemade vanilla sugar, or 2 tablespoons vanilla and 1/4 vanilla bean
1 bottle of red wine
1/2 (1 dl) vodka
1/2 cup (1 dl) almonds
1/4 cup (1/2 dl) raisins
1 orange, sliced
This is how you do it

In a small pot, bring the water to boil. Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, honey and vanilla sugar to and mix it well. Let this sweet spice mixture boil for about 15 minutes to release the flavor of the spices.

Mulled Wine...yum

Mulled Wine...yum

Meanwhile, heat the red wine gently in a medium pot. Make sure it does not reach more than 170F (78C), otherwise the alcohol will evaporate. Add 1/3 of the sweet spice mixture. Add almonds and raisins. Add more spice mixture to taste, until the mulled wine has the sweetness of your liking. Add the vodka.

Add a slice of orange to each cup add mulled wine and serve.


5 Responses to “Mulled Wine”

  1. November 28, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Hiya! No problems about the bump, if you didn’t bump me it would have someone else. Thanks for the comment! See ya around alpha!

  2. November 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    yum! (says the wine blogger who just bumped you…)

    next time i have a bottle which just isn’t up to snuff, i’ll try this!

    bet it’s good with apple cider too

  3. November 29, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    thanks for being my very first commenter on winepredator.wordpress.com

    you can bump me any time–you do it so graciously!

  4. November 29, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Mulled wine! I always wanted to mull some wine. A very pleasing bump!

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