The Essential Drink to Celebrate Christmas In July

‘Tis the season to say ta-ta to cider and frose’ and hello to the Santa Clause of all drinks, mulled wine! The full bodied beverage is Christmas in a cup, with all the festive spices to deliver an authentic Christmas in July experience. We’ve found the best recipe that is super easy to make and can be whipped up faster than you can name all of Santa’s reindeer.  

Mulled Wine Recipe 

Serving: Up to you! Invite over four of your friends or find yourself a fish-bowl sized mug

Time: 20 minutes (10 prepping, 10 cooking)


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle of red wine (750ml)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish


  1. Pop into Clean Skin Cellars, the super helpful staff will point you to the perfect bottle of red (we recommend a Cabernet Sauvignon)
  2. Shop at IGA Willetton for all your fruity, spicy and toasty ingredients
  3. Get in the kitchen! Put on your Christmas July playlist and dig out that Santa hat or reindeer ears from last years work Christmas party
  4. Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes
  5. Serve up and add an orange peel to each to make it just that little bit fancy
  6. Get comfy

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