Mulled Wine - Drink Definition (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the FOG)
The History Of Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine originated in the 2nd century. It was created by the Romans who would heat wine to defend their bodies against the cold winter. As the romans conquered much of Europe throughout the next century, their love for mulled wine spread across their empire and the regions they traded with.
What Exactly Does Mulled Wine Mean?
Here are some definitions of ‘Mull'
to think about carefully; consider.
to make a mess or failure of.
to heat, sweeten, and flavour with spices for drinking, as ale or wine.
We’ll go with number 3.
Mulled Wine Drink Recipes
It turns out you can mull pretty much anything; here are a few mulled Christmas drinks we found:
Cranberry Apple Cider (with cranberry and apples)
- White Wine and Pear Brandy
- Danish Glogg (an online search will take you to the dark web)
- Salladhar Saan’s Hot mulled wine. (A minor character in Game of Thrones, apparently has his own mulled wine brand.)
or you could try Mulled Wine, of which there are many recipes available online usually involving cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
This is what our souped-up effort with dry ice looks like:
All the dry ice and equipment is supplied in our Christmas Drinks Pack. Each pack comes with all the hardware you need, in this case our chillistick smoking stirrers. Six are included in the Christmas drinks pack but if you have a big party you can purchase additional Chillisticks for £1.56 each. (Re-usable and dishwasher proof.)
The Chillistick is our signature product and holds a piece of dry ice in a small safety valve. Once the dry ice has been pushed past the safety valve it cannot come out and is perfectly safe for use.
The white fog consists of tiny droplets of mulled wine and the result is to spread the spicy aroma of the mulled wine. The dry ice helps create a fog of the drink which is the wonderful white fog you can see.
Mulled Drinks - non alcoholic
The Chillistick works well with any cocktail. For children you can create a blackcurrant cloud using Ribena as an example. For adults Delia's Mulled Drinks For Drivers is a great alternative - let the festivities commence!
Check out our Mulled Cider video - Delicious
Note: Dry ice comes in pellet form about 1cm in diameter with varying lengths, it is very cold and so please avoid touching it - comprehensive instructions are provided with our products.