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Spiced Wine Liqueur | Gluten free * Vegan

This Spiced Wine Liqueur is easy to make, rich, dense and oh so aromatic, the perfect spirit to serve during the Holiday Season!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Cooling down + Refrigerate12 hrs
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: christmas, drink, gluten free, holidays, liqueur, vegan, wine


  • 1 liter Red (dense, rich) wine
  • 400 gr sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla aroma
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 orange zest slices
  • 150 gr grappa
  • 100 gr rum


  • In a pot add wine, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest and whisk well
  • Cook over law-medium heat and bring it to a boil
  • Add the grappa and the rum, whisk and let simmer for at least an hour (less if you want a more alcoholic liqueur)
    [As I say in the post above, while it simmers, either areate the kitchen or leave the room to avoid side effects from the evaporating alcohol]
  • Let it cool down completely, then filter and pour in a glass bottle and refrigerate for a few hours
  • Serve cool (not cold)!