Deceivingly potent and laced with punchy flavours, mulled wine is a trusty foodie staple when winter comes around. Whether at a festive market, homemade, nestled within the confines of a cosy pub, or elegantly presented in a bar, embrace the holiday season and give in to temptation. For moments when that familiar hankering for mulling spices sets in, Culture Trip has done the groundwork and discovered the best spots in Edinburgh to find this delightfully delicious tipple.
The cream of the mulled wine crop, Badger & Co. rightfully commandeers the crown when it comes to feeling all festivey this season. Situated in what was once the home of Wind In The Willows writer Kenneth Grahame, this exceptionally hip eatery and bar plays to all your culinary desires. In other words, look no further for the greatest mulled wine. For moments devoid of any inhibitions, you can also opt for the boozy hot chocolate — a sinfully delicious hot chocolate infused with a concoction of chocolate liqueurs and other welcomed alcohol related delights. Oh, and wait for it — there are two to choose from, including one with Grand Marnier and another with Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur.
For a true taste of Christmas and the sobering sound of Scotland, embark on an evening of folk music and mulled wine at Sandy Bell’s. Known and celebrated worldwide as the best folk music haven in Edinburgh, visiting this cosy pub creates the fondest memories every time. If the smashing selection of whiskies and beers aren’t tempting enough, then the seasonal mulled wine option is sure to do it.
Always a fail-safe pick for those seeking a luxurious watering hole complete with top-notch nosh, a trip to Tigerlily is a treat to say the least. A fine spot for those who, due to unforeseen circumstances, cannot fathom the thought of more mulled wine, Tigerlily has outdone itself this year with a counter-cultural mulled gin alternative. It’s true. Besides, who says wine is more fun anyway?
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