The word mulled means to mix thoroughly or to heat a beverage and add spices and sweetening to it. Mulled Wine is generally mixed with a number of things like oranges, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, or any other fruits and spices.
History of Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine originates from 2nd century Rome. Romans used wine to fight illness in the winter. Spreading throughout Europe, especially in Sweden where the Swedish Monarchy created two different versions of Mulled Wine, Claret (Rhen wine, sugar, honey and spices) and Lutendrank (various spices, wine and milk). Over time the name for Mulled Wine changed and the word glögg was coined in 1609. Later on, glögg became associated as a Christmas tradition and even to the present day many people make Mulled Wine during the holidays.