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Healthy Mulled Wine

The Muscle Cook

Love a marvellous mulled wine at Christmas time? Liam Miller from shows us an amazing recipe for a healthy mulled wine (…healthy-ish – it’s still got wine in, but you won’t see any refined sugar in this delicious drink).

By The Muscle Cook


  • 1 x 750ml bottle of red wine
  • 3 x cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 5 x whole cloves
  • 2 x cinnamon sticks
  • 2 x cardamom pods
  • 5 x allspice berries
  • 1 x chunk of ginger, sliced and smashed
  • 2 x oranges, wedged
  • 1 x lemon, quartered


  • Calories: 220kcal
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fats: 0g

Merry Christmas

Nutritional comparison

Compare Liam's Recipe Standard Recipe Difference
Calories 220 263 -43g
Protein 1g 0g +1g
Carbs 30g 31g -1g
Fat 0g 0g EVEN


  1. In a saucepan on medium-high heat, boil the water with honey, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, allspice and ginger for 15 minutes.
  2. Turn down the heat to low and add the wine.
  3. Add the orange wedges and lemon quarters, while stirring.
  4. Continue to heat the mix for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Pour in to cider cups, garnish as you wish (Liam chose to use cinnamon sticks) and enjoy!
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