Warm White Wine With Lime, Vanilla and Port

“My neighbour made this last year over the Christmas Season and it makes a nice change from the red mulled wine. I asked her for the recipe to share it with you and I hope you like it as much as we do! I have made it also using vanilla essence when I did not have the vanilla pods. I like to use Chardonnay for this recipe.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lime (peel only)
  • 700 ml white fruity wine (that is 1 normal bottle)
  • 2 vanilla pod
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 -4 tablespoons runny honey (I use flower-honey)
  • 6 tablespoons white port


  1. Peel the lime, thin and without the white skin.
  2. Pour the wine in a pan, add the lime peel, vanilla pods and bay leaves.
  3. Bring to the boil.
  4. Lower the heat, cover the pan and leave to warm through for 20 minutes.
  5. Try to just keep it hot and not let it boil.
  6. Add 3 tablespoons of honey and the port, taste to see or you want to add more honey.
  7. Remove the vanilla pods, lime peel and the bay leaves.
  8. Serve in a heat-proof glass.

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