Sloe Gin Mulled Wine

An absolute festive classic. The aromas of this perfectly spiced mulled wine will fill the air with the scent of Christmas, and the addition of sloe gin will give it a contemporary twist!


  • 750ml bottle of good red wine
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 strips of lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 100ml sloe gin


  1. Grab a large saucepan and pour in the red wine. To this, add the cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemon zest and sugar, then cook over a low heat for around 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and set to one side. Allow to cool and infuse for 30 minutes, then remove all the spices from the wine.
  3. To serve, reheat (without letting it come to a boil) and pour into heatproof glasses.