Paradisiacal mulled wine

Let’s raise our glasses together as we send you our secret mulled wine recipe from Vinum Hotel Paradies in snowy South Tyrol.
The forerunner to mulled wine was "Conditum Paradoxum" an ancient Roman spiced wine. In the Middle Ages, cold spiced wines were also very popular, such as "Hippocras" which was presumably similar to today's mulled wine in terms of the spice ingredients and taste. The oldest surviving mulled wine recipe in Central Germany was probably created by August Josef Ludwig von Wackerbarth in 1843.
A steaming, fragrant mulled wine is not only a hit at Christmas markets but is also easy to make yourself, at home with this simple mulled wine recipe created by our Vinum Hotel host Klaus Pircher from Vinum Hotel Paradies. You will already know exactly how good the quality of the wine is and therefore be able to decide how much sugar you want to add.


  • ½ L red wine
  • 80g sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/4 stick of cinnamon
  • peel of one orange
  • juice of one lemon


Heat the red wine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove the saucepan from the heat, add the remaining ingredients and leave to infuse for about an hour. Before serving, heat the drink again and pour into the cups through a strainer in order to catch all the spices. Cheers!

Make sure that the red wine never boils otherwise the alcohol will evaporate.