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Kuhano vino - Croatian mulled wine

Croatian style mulled wine is a traditional winter drink. We drink both red and white variety and we love to make it for Advent and Christmas holidays
Course Drinks
Cuisine Croatian
Keyword Christmas, wine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 210 kcal
Author Andrea Pisac


Red Mulled Wine

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 200 ml water
  • 80 g sugar (⅓ cup)
  • 2 oranges (small, organic)
  • 2 sticks cinnamon (about 5 g)
  • 8 pods cardamom (about 5 g)
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp peppercorns (add white and red variety)

White Mulled Wine

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 200 ml water
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 8 pods cardamom
  • 1 piece ginger (size of half a thumb)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey


The Syrup

  • Combine sugar, 100 ml wine and all the spices in a small saucepan. Include slices of oranges for the red wine. Bring to a boil and wait until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 2-3 more minutes. This is your syrup.
    mulling spices

The Wine

  • Pour the rest of the wine in a larger saucepan. Mix in the syrup and set it to a medium low heat. Do not bring this to a boil. Just slowly heat it up until it becomes nicely warm but cooler than tea.
  • For the white wine, this is the moment when you should stir in honey. 
    kuhano vino
  • If you don’t like the spices floating around, strain the wine now and serve it. You can add only a cinnamon stick for a decoration. 
    Croatian mulled wine kuhano vino