pear and mulled wine punch

as i said here, this evening we went to the white company’s christmas in july press show. whilst the nippers were down stairs cosied up in teepee’s in the cinema room, scoffing their tea, all the mummy’s were upstairs sipping gin punch and mulled win whilst decorating gingerbread men to get us into the festive spirit.

now back to that mulled wine, OMG hello! blooming gorgeous, i just had to share how to make it. so please find ingredients and simple instructions below.

pear and mulled wine punchserves 8


1.5 litres of a fruity red wine of your choice

a pinot or shiraz might be a good starting point

1 litre pressed pear juice

1 inch ginger, peeled and cut into fine strips

the juice of 1 orange, put the squeezed remains into the mix too

2 sticks of cinnamon

1 split vanilla pod

3 crushed cardamom pods

1 star anise

2 bay leaves

3 cloves

200g brown sugar (add more to taste if need be)

how to (so simple)

chuck it all in and mull all the ingredients together for around 30 mins in a large saucepan, and allow to boil.

serve whilst hot and garnish with a cinnamon stick to stir and add a slice of pear soaked in port or pear juice.



  1. July 4, 2013 / 01:09

    Ooooh it was delicious! definitely my favourite of the evening 🙂 lovely to see you there and to meet the very gorgeous R too xx

    • July 4, 2013 / 21:21

      i quite liked both! weren’t the kiddies so good? hope A is feeling better today, she did so well x

  2. July 4, 2013 / 08:02

    This. Looks. Tasty.
    I’m not usually a fan of mulled wine, but I might try this. Y’know, in six months time.

    • July 4, 2013 / 08:38

      The pear makes it feel really soft and smooth. Delicious. Perhaps you won’t have to wait 6 months and try some later?

  3. November 30, 2013 / 16:31

    What a great twist on a traditional recipe! I might give this a go this Christmas.

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