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Cocktail Conceptions and Jason Kosmas Drinks Recipes on StarChefsMulled Port Wine
Jason Kosmas of Cocktail Conceptions – New York, NY
Adapted by StarChefs

Drinking hot-spiced wine is the perfect way to enjoy a cold winter night with friends and family. This is a variation of the recipe which my mother serves every Christmas Eve. An inexpensive ruby port works best for this recipe since its flavor is subtler and will blend easier with the spices. Since port wines vary in sweetness, you may want to add some sugar to taste.

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 750 ml Ruby Port Wine
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 3 lemon twists
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 1 orange cut into half moons


In a large saucepan combine all ingredients except orange pieces and simmer over low–medium heat about 1 hour. Ladle into mugs and garnish with orange pieces.