Hot Wine Recipe - Spanish Sabores

Hot Wine Recipe

Feeling down? Hot wine to the rescue! From a cold remedy to a winter warm-up, this hot wine recipe is a classic elixir for success.

My Hot Wine in Bruges!

There’s nothing like a piping hot glass of mulled wine to beat the cold on a bitter December evening.

Hot wine isn’t super popular in Spain (probably because in much of the country our winters are mild) but you do find it at winter fairs.

I decided to try out a new hot wine recipe last week, and it paired perfectly with a batch of cookies I made. There is no better way to get comfort during the cold winter days!

Based on Jamie Oliver’s Recipe (but adapted to what I had in the house)!

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Hot Wine Recipe

There’s nothing like a piping hot glass of mulled wine to beat the cold on a bitter December evening. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 163.6kcal


  • 1 Clementine
  • 4 strips of lemon peel
  • 4 strips of clementine peel
  • 6 heaping spoons of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean halved
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • A shot of rum or brandy optional


  • Squeeze the clementine juice into a saucepan and add the sugar and citrus peels.
  • Add the spices and bring the mixture to a boil, constantly stirring.
  • As soon as it boils add 1/2 cup of red wine. Allow it to simmer slowly until it is reduced to a carmel-like syrup.
  • Add the rest of the bottle of wine, cover, and as soon as it is warm, serve. Don’t boil unless you want it to be sin alcohol (non-alcoholic)!
  • If you want an extra kick add a shot or rum or brandy (I added a shot of Brugal I’d been infusing with vanilla beans)
  • Drink and feel the warmth!


Calories: 163.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.73g | Protein: 0.36g | Fat: 0.34g | Saturated Fat: 0.11g | Sodium: 6.55mg | Potassium: 216.7mg | Fiber: 1.22g | Sugar: 7.55g | Vitamin A: 10.08IU | Vitamin C: 13.58mg | Calcium: 30.53mg | Iron: 0.75mg
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This is basically the recipe for surviving the winter, dealing with homesickness, getting over a bad day… you name it! I’m not responsible for what happens after you drink it!

Have you tried this hot wine recipe? I hope you enjoyed!


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  1. This is good but confusing, boil wine add honey stir drink hot get under blankets sleep sweat it out wake up feel better

  2. Wow! It seems to be the cure of all woes! I´ve never actually had hot wine – I was probably alway too impatient and just had it as was – but I´d love to try this. I´m afraid I´d need to omit the cinammon (cinnamon?) as it brings me out in blotches but the rest looks great. I´m sure it´s really comforting so I´ll follow your recipe – or Jamie´s – and snuggle up with los míos for Christmas!

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