Mulled white wine – a delicious alternative to the classic

Mulled white wine – A delicious alternative to the classic

Recently, another winter alternative has emerged alongside the classic mulled wine. I’m talking about the new trendy drink – mulled white wine.

It’s produced in large quantities in Nuremberg. This drink is especially popular in Franconia. But it has also become very popular outside Germany, in Austria and Northern Italy for example.

What are the differences compared to mulled wine?

There are certain regulations that state what mulled wine and what mulled white wine is. These have been made to determine if the wine meets the criteria for the name of the drink or not.

One of the criteria is the base ingredient. Both red and white wine can be used to make mulled wine. If red wine is used, it can be called just that. But when white wine is used, it must be called mulled white wine.

Both versions, however, must have an alcohol content between 7% and 14.5%. Otherwise, they would not be allowed to be labeled as mulled wine.

Mulled white wine

Mulled white wine with apple
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Mulled white wine is the little brother of the classic mulled wine. This drink is perfect as an alternative to its big brother and has become the new craze.
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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Mixing time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Category: Classic, Hot drink, Punch
Origin: German
Keywords: Apples, Cloves, Orange juice, Rock candy, Rum, White wine
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Leon Zeschke


  • 1 clove
  • 1 apple
  • 3 cl orange juice
  • 2 cl rum
  • 25 cl white wine
  • 1 tbsp. rock candy white


  • Wash the apple and cut into slices. Put these slices into the glass.
  • Now heat cloves, rum, white rock candy, white wine and orange juice in a pot for 10 minutes.
  • The mulled wine can be poured into the glass with the apple slices and served hot.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Proof: 10.8% vol
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Tips for the perfect mulled wine

Do not let the wine boil during the preparation because important aromas will be lost, and the alcohol content will be lowered. A high-quality white wine also has a positive effect on the flavor of mulled wine.

When making mulled wine, it is also important to use good spices that have a nice flavor. The wrong spices might be too bland or bitter, or have flavors that negatively affect the taste. 

It is essential to use spices with a lot of flavor, especially when making mulled wine. Good spices are characterized by many flavors that will give your drink a nice touch.

There’s no limit to what you can do. You can experiment as much as you like. Star anise, cloves, lemon or orange peel, and fresh ginger all bring a certain spiciness.

Frequently asked questions about mulled white wine

Which wine should I use for mulled white wine?

As a rule, wine varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, and Müller-Thurgau are usually used for mulled white wine.

How long can I store mulled white wine?

Homemade mulled wine is best drunk quickly. If kept cool in the refrigerator, the shelf life is 1 to 2 weeks. Store-bought mulled wine can usually be stored in the bottle for several years.

What does mulled white wine taste like?

Mulled white wine has fewer tannins and a higher acidity than mulled red wine. The flavor is fresh-fruity and rather mild.

Über Leon Zeschke | Avatar of leon zeschkeLeon is a food blogger, nutritionist, and passionate cocktail nerd. He loves trying out new cocktails and sharing his creations. Jonas is also one of the founders and part of the editorial team of
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