Naturally Sweetened Maple Mulled Wine Recipe

This is my healthier spin on a classic Christmas mulled wine. For sweetening I have used half stevia and half maple syrup and so there is some sugar in the syrup but as it is all-natural you will not get the same negative side effects that processed sugar will give you – plus it tastes way better!

I have chosen a Spanish wine as the old world wines tend to be made using more traditional methods and often don’t contain as many harmful additives I find I usually get less of a hangover the day after whereas with Australian wine I almost always have a headache the next day. Organic wine is also a good idea if you can get it.

This mulled wine recipe does not lose anything in flavour in fact I think that it tastes so much better and fuller in flavour without the refined sugar.

Mulled wine


1 bottle of Spanish, Italian or organic red wine of your choice

1 large or 2 small cinnamon sticks

1 star anise

3 cloves

1/4 cup of stevia or 30 drops of stevia concentrate

1/4 cup of pure maple syrup

1/2 cup of fresh orange juice

1 pear

Rosemary sprigs for garnish

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  1. Add the cinnamon, star anise, cloves, stevia, maple syrup, and orange juice to a small pan and heat until just starting to boil. Turn down the heat to a low setting and simmer for 7 minutes
  2. Transfer to a larger pot and stir in the wine. Leave for 20 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
  3. Reheat until slightly hot (too hot will crack the wine glass) and serve in glasses with a thin slice of pear and fresh rosemary sprig to garnish.
Mulled wine

Warning: This drink is dangerously tasty!


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