Mulled Orange Brandy

Mulled Orange Brandy

If you like hearty and warming drinks such as mulled wine, buttered rum, or and Hot Toddy, then you should try this Mulled Orange Brandy. The combination of brandy, triple sec, honey, and spices is cozy and warm. Perfect for winter time and holiday season!

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Mulled Orange Brandy

Hello folks, how are you doing? I hope this week has been treating you well so far. Also, it is only a little more than one week until the holidays (which is unbelievable!) Hence, I am going to keep it short and sweet to save your precious time. Don’t thank me for being so nice, though :)

Mulled Orange Brandy

This Mulled Orange Brandy is a cocktail similar to a Hot Toddy or buttered rum. I am not sure that such cocktail officially exists; at least three first pages of Google did not give me any result. (On a side note, there are many recipes for mulled wine with brandy which sounds existing – I need to give it a try!) On the other hand, you can find buttered brandy and brandy Hot Toddy, so perhaps, I was not just curious enough to find this answer.

But actually who cares whether it is a legit think or not, as long as it is delicious.

And trust me folks, this hot brandy is so good.

What Do You Need to Make This Recipe?

This recipe is a breeze to make with just a bunch of simple ingredients. Basically, you need water, brandy, triple sec (or another orange liqueur), orange, lemon, honey or maple syrup, and spices. I opted for cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and star anise, but feel free to grab only one or two or your favourite blend of spices. And of course, triple sec is optional, but it adds a depth of flavour.

You can also use cranberry or pomegranate juice in place of orange, but you may need to adjust the sweetness a bit. And you can swap brandy for cognac, whiskey, bourbon, or rum; it will be a slightly different flavour profile yet equally tasty.

How to Make Mulled Orange Brandy?

Simply combine water with juice, honey, and spices in a medium-small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the brandy and triple sec (if using) and simmer just for another 30-40 seconds. Off heat and let it stay covered for 5 to 7 minutes and enjoy!

More Festive Cocktail Ideas

And please sure check some other cocktail ideas for this holiday season:

Cranberry Amaretto Sangria

Cranberry Orange Brandy Cocktail

Christmas Sangria

Cranberry Orange Amaretto Cocktail

Rosemary Orange Cocktail

So I hope you like this Mulled Orange Brandy, and you will give it a try soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Mulled Orange Brandy
Mulled Orange Brandy

Mulled Orange Brandy

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Drinks


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If you like hearty and warming drinks such as mulled wine, buttered rum, or and Hot Toddy, then you should try this Mulled Orange Brandy. The combination of brandy, triple sec, honey, and spices is cozy and warm.


  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) brandy or more, to taste

  • 1-3 tbsp. (15-45 ml) Cointreau or Triple Sec

  • 2/3 cup (160 ml.) water

  • juice and peel of 1 orange

  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1-2 tbsp. (20-40 ml.) honey or maple syrup

  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 star anise

  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger – or a small piece of fresh


  • In a small saucepan combine the water, juice, orange peel, honey, and spices over high-medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the brandy and orange liqueur and let it simmer for another 30-40 seconds. Off heat, cover, and let slightly cool and infuse for 5-7 minutes (try and adjust the sweetness, alcohol, water/juice etc., if necessary) Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “Mulled Orange Brandy

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh this sounds fantastic, Ben! I could see curling up in front of the fire with a good movie on tv while sipping on a glass or two of this one. And it has all of my favorite spices – cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and star anise! Of course, we might do bourbon here…you know us. Haha!
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  2. Michelle says:

    Ooh, now we’re getting into the festive spirit, no pun intended! ;-) Such a delicious drink to curl up by the fireplace with!

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