Mulled Wine - Ginger and Scotch

Ginger and Scotch Mulled Wine

Course: Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Ginger and Scotch
Mulled wine makes an appearance at our house every holiday season – try this version with steeped ginger and a finish of Scotch whisky.


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 small orange , quartered
  • 1 lemon , quartered
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 ts vanilla extract
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1- inch size piece of ginger , peeled and thickly sliced
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1 shot of Scotch (about 2 Tablespoons)


  1. Put sugar and water in a pot over medium heat and boil water until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for the red wine and let simmer for 10 minutes. I like to squeeze the juices of the orange and the lemon into the pot before tossing them in.
  3. Add the red wine and the shot of Scotch and gently heat through for about 5 minutes but do not allow to boil or you will boil away the alcohol.
  4. Sieve the wine into another pot or bowl and serve hot.