This mulled wine spritzer is a fun twist on the Christmas classic drink. Rather than a hot drink, I've put this Christmas cocktail on ice and given it a bit of fizz! Perfect for a party.
Christmas Mulled Wine Cocktail
You can make your own mulled wine for this Christmas cocktail (as is in the recipe), but if you're short on time then feel free to 'cheat' by buying premade mulled wine from the supermarket.
Then you simply need to fancy it up!
Easy and still a tasty and showstopping Christmas cocktail. It's perfect for New Years too.
It's nice to have the flavours of mulled wine, but diluted and cold. It's a fun change.
At this time of year, I always look forward to the surge in parties and get-togethers.
As soon as the mince pies spring up in the shops and the festive tunes start playing in the shops, I want to gather around my nearest and dearest.
Food, drinks, music and loved ones. What could be better than that?
This party season, we've got a few little bashes planned already, but I fully expect to have quite a few impromptu parties.
It's cold outside, so I love to light the fire, pour the drinks and chat until the wee hours.
My wine cellar is fully stocked (I actually have a wine cellar - I love this old house!) and ready for guests.
I try to keep a supply of ice for cocktails and some nice glasses for impromptu parties.
We also have our annual Guilty Pleasures party at Christmas where our friends get together and try to outdo each other with out best-of-the-worst tunes.
These Mulled Wine Spritzers will make an appearance this year!
Looking for a non-alcoholic holiday cocktail? Try this cranberry kombucha mocktail.
Mulled Wine Spritzer
Now, it's not a cocktail party without a cocktail.
Sure, as it's Christmas I could have gone down the mince pie and mulled wine route, but it's a bit soon for that, and although mulled wine is gorgeous, it's not really great for a party.
But I still wanted that festive feel, so I turned mulled wine into a sparkling cocktail.
I loved how it turned out.
It's not heavy at all, and diluting the mulled wine with lemonade (Sprite/7up to my North American readers) makes it a fun and easy drink.
I wanted a touch of luxury, so I served the cocktails in champagne flutes and added frozen raspberries! Voila - a mulled wine spritzer!
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Mulled Wine Spritzer
- 1 bottle red wine
- ⅔ cup (150ml) water
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 1 orange quartered
- Sprite/7 Up ie UK fizzy lemonade
- raspberries frozen
- Add the wine, water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and orange to a large saucepan and heat but don’t allow it to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Strain it over a bowl to remove all the ‘bits’. Allow to cool.
- Add ice and frozen raspberries to a tall glass, then fill halfway with the cooled mulled wine. Top up with fizzy lemonade.