While hard liquor (read Old monk) is considered a winter staple by almost everyone, but there’s a limit to how long one can keep trying the same remedy to ease the problem that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere for at least a couple more months? So, why not switch things up a bit and try to survive the remainder of this biting cold winter Delhi is infamous for, by dabbling in the comforts only a rich glass of Mulled wine can offer. For the unaware, mulled wine is a warm aromatic drink made with red wine and spices like cinnamon, cloves, star anise, nutmeg, and cardamom and we are here to tell you that there’s no better time to enjoy this comforting elixir than right now. So gather your buds and join us as we take you on a Mulled wine trail across Delhi NCR.
The perfect place for a lazy Sunday get-together with your girlfriends, Perch is exactly the place you should head to when breakfast and bar are the two main things on your agenda. While they are quite liked for their varied Sangria based blends but their Mulled Wine made using homemade honey, spices, dark rum, and red wine is a potent concoction that is sure to keep you warm all winter long.
Other must-try recommendations: Vietnamese Coffee, Coffee Sangria, Americano, and Rum Bunch Cocktail.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Known for its European grub and chic ambiance, Olly serves what can easily be considered as one of the best mulled wine preparations in the city. Infused with just the right blend of varied spices, their mulled wine feels like a warm cozy hug on a cold winter day.
Other must-try recommendations: Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Iced Latte, Chocolate & Mint Merry Berry Smoothie, and Nutella Iced Mocha.
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
Gorgeous Fio, being an expert when it comes to cocktails, is the one place in Delhi that serves one of the most interesting and delicious version of mulled wine concoctions made using Chilean Red Wine and spices like cinnamon stick and cardamom.
Other must-try recommendations: Vietnamese Coffee, Coffee Sangria, Americano, Hot Toddy, and Rum Bunch Cocktail.
Cost for two: ₹ 2700
Beautiful Olive Bar & Kitchen is the picture-perfect winter cafe that is sure to steal your heart away with its white pebbled courtyard, a star-lit tree-top terrace bar, and a consistently delicious and gorgeously styled spread. Known for its delectable European food, Olive serves the most perfect variation of light-bodied mulled wine featuring just the right balance of sweet and sour flavor notes.
Other must-try recommendations: Burrata Tartin, Roasted Squash, Belgian Pork Belly, and Simply Margherita Pizza.
Cost for two: ₹ 2700
If you are newly introduced to mulled wine or more interested in trying a more balanced version of it, with a hint of both the spice and the sweetness, then the mulled wine served at United Coffee House Rewind is the right fit for you. They serve it at just the right temperature too and the fact that the restaurant has a legacy of great hospitality behind it is enough to seal the deal for us.
Other must-try recommendations: Milanese Sangria, English Breakfast, Daryaganj Gaint Samosa, Paneer Pakodas, Lahori Meat, and Dal Makhani.
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
This awesome bar boasts a combination of extensive cocktails and food. The stellar menu has some classic cocktails like Mojitos, Cosmopolitans, Mai Tais, and so on, but for those keen on trying their mulled wine are in for a treat as theirs come in two different variations – strawberry mulled wine and the classic mulled wine with all the soothing spices and fruits. So, drop in at this place for a glass of the mulled wine of your choice!
Other must-try recommendations: Blueberry Bramble, Uncle Sam Special, Mint Julep, and Foghorn.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Serving a melange of European and Asian delicacies, Ditas is a charming restaurant that's perfect for date nights with bae, a family brunch, or even for just drinks with your squad. Dita’s Mulled Wine is replete with the freshness of apples, pomegranate, and a handful of their secret spices. Pair this fine and invigorating beverage with their scrumptious Cheese Fondue Platter and other offerings, and rest assured that you will have an unforgettable wining and dining experience.
Other Must-haves: Strawberries & Whipped Feta Salad, Mezze Plank, Truffle Mushroom Pate, Salmon Avocado Tartare, Grilled Lamb Chops, Signature Fettucini, and Hot Chocolate Fudge.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
Winning hearts with its gorgeous décor and excellent menu, The Grammar Room is all about gulping down a few drinks, chomping on some delicious food, and unwinding yourself after a long week. Believe us when you tell you that on a cold winter evening, there's nothing quite like Grammar Room's idyllic outdoor setting and a glass of classic mulled wine. The best part? They serve it throughout the day, and all through winter.
Other must-have recommendations: Nutty Hot chocolate, Lemon Pound Cake, Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake, and Cinnamon Rolls.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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