Red wine and spices are the base ingredients for this European winter warmer: but from there, anything is possible. You'll find mulled wine in bars and pubs all over town in the colder months, and you'll be warm in no time even if you don't have a fireplace handy.
Where to drink mulled wine in Melbourne
Warm up with a cup of zesty, spicy mulled wine this winter
Melbourne's best mulled wine
The kings of cheese and booze pairings are taking the traditional German path here, brewing up their Glühwein with aniseed stars, whole nutmeg, cardamom pods and hints of citrus. Each guest gets a complimentary nip on arrival, and you can also drink by the glass at both Carlton and St Kilda locations. Available exclusively during the winter months.
Ok, so this isn't quite what you might have in mind when thinking of mulled wine, but the Espy's resident restaurant Mya Tiger has whipped up a mulled wine-inspired number for you. This rich and full-bodied Chinese Five Spice Mulled Wine Sour is a combination of Mt Gay Black Barrel Rum, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Chinese five spice, lemon, red wine and egg whites.
An award-winning bar and café in South Wharf, The Boatbuilders Yard captures the charm of Melbourne's Maritime precinct with a modern fitout housed inside an original historic shed. Its mulled wine is your classic, run-of-the-mill hot stuff that's perfectly spiced and is best enjoyed by the venue's fireplace.
6. Glou Melbourne
Collingwood-based bottleshop and wine bar Glou Melbourne is dishing out mulled wine in beautiful ceramic cups for you to enjoy this winter. There's even available in take-home kits for you to assemble in the comfort of your own home, too.