Now that spring is well and truly starting to set in, spice things up in a warm glass of mulled wine. Heres a definite list of where to get merry on the good stuff!
Despite the name, knitting and tea is not quite the escapade you had in mind. Curl up in a chunky knit blanket and get your mitts a piping hot drink that will prove a bigger kick than your standard cuppa. This snug basement bar serves mulled wine throughout the winter months for $12 a pop. With mulled cab merlot, grilled pineapple, brown sugar, rum, orange slices and spices, it is just like a comforting hug from Grandma herself.
275 Clarence Street Sydney,2000NSW | 02 9264 3004 |www.grandmasbarsydney.com.au/
You know what the best thing about mulled wine is? Its generally cheaper than cocktails and is guaranteed to warm even the coldest of hearts. Tweaked every year, The Commons has arguably one of the most popular mulled wine recipes. Served in an adorable enamel mug, this steamy helping combines all the classics: orange, cinnamon, star anise and cloves – yup, pretty much the whole shebang. Ah, worth every dime.
32 Burton St, Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010 |(02) 9358 1487 |www.thecommons.com.au/
Warm up after work with some seriously traditional European-style goodness. Hot and filled with spices including cinnamon, it comes served in a glass with an orange slice as garnish. At $8.50 a cup, it certainly wont break the bank. Trust us, your tastebuds will take a trip to Europe – cheaper than a plane ticket.
48 Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000 |(02) 9279 0782 |www.smallbar.net.au/
Mull It Over is a year-round mulled wine cocktail and is perfect for one for those cold nights when you really dont want to leave the comfort of your bed and ugg boots. With sloe gin, fresh lemon juice and an in-house mulled wine and plum reduction, you can just pretend you are in the tropics.
1/209 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000 |0437 233 009 | www.thelobo.com.au/