12 Days of Christmas Tips-10th Day: Cointreau Spiced Berry Mulled Wine

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Blog, Katherine Frelon's Tips | 0 comments

By Katherine Frelon

One of the most important parts of the holiday season is having cocktails ready at a moment’s notice.

Mulled wine is a total must -make it up in bottles stored in the fridge or a large vat and just take it out when you need it. It’s totally delicious and will fill your house with fabulous Christmasy smells.

Try adding a large glug of cointreau and some fruits of the forest (frozen is fine), it will warm hands and heart.

mulled wineCointreau Spiced Berry Mulled Wine


  • 2 litres red wine
  • ½ bottle cointreau
  • 5 star anise
  • 2 sticks of cassia bark
  • 20 slightly crushed juniper berries
  • 80g sugar
  • 7 strips of orange and lemon rind, made with a vegetable peeler
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 800g mixed frozen fruits of the forest


Mix all the ingredients together in a large pan except for the berries and warm through. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Stir through the frozen berries and serve immediately in sturdy glasses.

It truly is that simple! Creating your own holiday gifts is also rather easy, be sure to visit my homemade gift guides. And don’t forget the mince pie recipe!


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