Christmas cocktails: Mulled wine 43

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Hands up if you’re planning to serve mulled wine over Christmas? Yes? You’re not alone. If you’ve got your little sachet of mulling spices ready, thinking adding that to a bottle of cheapo plonk will cut it with your guests – we hate to break it to you but you’ll need to do better than that. We suggest treating them to this luxury aromatic version instead.

50ml Licor 43
125ml Shiraz
15ml lemon juice
1 sugar cube
4 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
4 dashes Angostura orange bitters
1 cinnamon stick


Soak sugar cube in aromatic and orange bitters, then place soaked sugar cube, lemon juice and wine into a pan and heat gently on the hob until hot. Add Licor 43 and pour into a balloon glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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