Chef's Recipes

Mulled wine

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for mulled wine by April Bloomfield from The Breslin restaurant in New York City.

By April Bloomfield
  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking plus cooling
Mulled wine
Mulled wine

“The chilli and brandy add a kick to this classic English winter drink, perfect for a cold day.”


  • 750 ml red wine
  • 110 gm caster sugar (½ cup)
  • 2 thin orange slices
  • 1 thin lemon slice
  • 1 small red chilli, halved lengthways
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • ½ fresh bay leaf
  • ½ vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • 30 ml brandy


  • 1
    Combine all ingredients (except brandy) in a saucepan. Bring to just below the boil, stirring to dissolve sugar (3-5 minutes; do not boil or alcohol will cook off). Remove from heat immediately, add brandy and serve hot.