Classic Mulled Beer recipe

For some reason, many people think that beer can only be consumed while it’s cold. In Nordic countries, it’s a common tradition to treat guests with egg-hot beverages as well as cure cold-related diseases with it. Let’s look at the most popular homemade Mulled Beer recipe.

Historical note. Mulled beer was first invented by the Scandinavians in the 15th century. A few centuries later the recipe was adapted by the Polish and Germans. The latter used this hot beverage as a medicine to cure a sore throat and cough. Eventually mulled beer along with mulled wine became traditional European winter holidays beverages – a great substitution for tea and coffee.

In order to make a moderate quantity of a really tasty and healthy alcoholic beverage, simply simmering ordinary beer and pouring it into a glass is not enough. Hot beer, which is also called mulled beer, can be made following peculiar recipe.

Classic Mulled Beer Recipe


  • Beer (any will do) – 1 liter
  • Sugar – 1-2 tsp
  • Cloves – 3-4 buds
  • Cinnamon – 1 pinch
  • 3 yolks
  • 1 lemon


  1. Decoct beer (light or dark) in a saucepan with cinnamon, cloves, and lemon peel.
  2. Use a whisk to cream egg yolks and sugar together until light and creamy. Then slowly pour into the saucepan with boiling beer.
  3. Turn the heat down and keep stirring until the mixture thickens.

It’s very important to keep the hot beer from boiling again to prevent the yolks from boiling as well!

  1. Take the thickened beverage off the plate, pour it into large glasses and serve to guests.

If treating tonsillitis and cough it’s advised adding a few teaspoons of honey to the mulled beer. Patients can drink up to 1 glass of this beverage a day. Mulled beer is mellow and very pleasant to drink.

A glass of well-made mulled beer

You shouldn’t worry about the opinions of people who believe that beer should only be consumed cold. They probably never tasted hot beer and are in the thrall of stereotypes. Not everyone liked blue cheese at first, but now it’s considered a delicacy.

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