Mulled wine, spiced wine, Glühwein, vin chaud or glögg – whatever you choose to call it, this spiced and sweet holiday drink is a great way to add a special festive touch to your holiday celebrations! For us, mulled wine is a family favorite that is often found warming up our holiday gatherings. Our favorite variety is closest to the French vin chaud which features orange and cinnamon as the main flavor enhancers. Thanks to ALDI for this sponsored post opportunity, I’m creating a non-alcoholic mulled red wine recipe or a “mocktail” version so that all our guests will be able to enjoy this special treat this season. As always, all thoughts, opinions and joy of celebrating the holidays with a fabulous mulled wine are mine!
Have you had mulled red wine before? The exact origin of this noted European tradition is unknown, but in modern times, this holiday drink primarily served around Thanksgiving and Christmas is enjoyed around the world. As shopping at ALDI always inspires me to think global with their abundance of European treats, it’s the natural go-to grocer for me to pick up ingredients for a non-alcoholic mulled red wine recipe. In addition to finding great options for holiday entertaining, I also know that I’m going to save a bundle with ALDI’s “special buys” and low prices.
The simple recipe I created uses only three ingredients but delivers a wonderful punch of flavor! Each glass (based on estimated serving of 10 and ingredients purchased at ALDI) costs around 50-60 cents per glass (depending upon seasonal price of oranges.) All of the ingredients should be easily found at your local ALDI location, though do note that the sparkling grape juice is a seasonal product and sometimes products vary by location.
Serve your non-alcoholic mulled red wine by itself or with any holiday fare including cheese and crackers or a few sweet treats. I paired mine with ALDI’s liveGfree Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Soft Baked Cookies (pictured) and must say, it’s a fabulous pairing, well worth celebrating!
Do you have a special recipe you’ve adapted for your guests during the holidays? What ALDI seasonal treats do you love to add to your festivities?
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