How to Make Keto Mulled Wine
Introducing the most festive cold weather drink ever: Keto Mulled Wine, here to make your winter Netflix nights that little bit cosier!
I first had Mulled wine at the Christmas Markets in Bratislava years ago when I lived there. Now, I absolutely HATE red wine due to an unfortunate vomiting incident in my early twenties, but MULLED wine is different 😝.
Mulled wine or Gluhwein as its known in Europe, is a popular alcoholic drink from Scandinavia. It’s served hot at Christmas Markets and is fragranced with spices and orange peel. It is warming, comforting and absolute petrol if you drink enough of it! The good news is that it’s legit easy to brew a batch and even easier to make your way through said batch 🤷. In a nutshell, it’s really just heated red wine with cinnamon, star anise, cloves and oranges. You can add in other alcohol too such as brandy.
How Do I Make It?
Traditional mulled wine is LOADED with sugar which is obviously why it tastes so good but that can easily be remedied with sweetener. YAY FOR SWEETENER FAIRIES 😀. All you do is simply mix the keto friendly ingredients in a big pot and heat it gently until simmering. DO NOT BURN ALL THE ALCOHOL OFF by heating it too quickly or you will be very sad.
What You Need
- ✔ 1 Bottle of Full Bodied Red wine such as Cabernet or Merlot
- ✔ 1/4 – 1/2 Cup sweetener (depends on how sweet you’d like it)
- ✔ 1 Orange
- ✔ 6 Whole Cloves
- ✔ 3 Star Anise
- ✔ 3 Cinnamon Sticks
What You Do
1. Place all ingredients into a pot.
2. Bring to a gentle simmer, and cook for 20 minutes. Be very careful not to boil or you will be left with zero alcohol in it.
3. Ladle your keto mulled wine into festive cups or glasses and garnish with orange peel and cinnamon 🍊
Each glass of Keto Mulled Wine is 175 calories and 8g of carbs. The recipe makes 4 servings (glasses).
It’s obviously now the lowest in carbs but it will hit the spot if you’re craving something sweet, warming and alcoholic!
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