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Mulled Zobo

This is Zobo but with a festive twist! It's 5 days before Christmas and a random thought to make a mulled Zobo (ie instead of the popular mulled wine) came to my mind. I don't know if there is a anything like that out there in terms of mulled zobo but I decided to give it a go. And oh my goodness, it is heaven!

To be honest, I wasn't too surprised that this work especially after I looked at the ingredients (specifically the spices) used for making mulled wine. The Nigerian Zobo already makes use of some of them so I knew this would work. Now the work I had to do in coming up with this recipe is what type of alcohol to use. I wanted to use something that would give the drink that warm and spice that the traditional mulled wine has. And boom- I knew spiced rum had to be it. I have to say this because the spice rum I used made this drink so so good. Apart from the spiced rum, I also used a pineapple flavoured liqueur, just to give an additional and slight fruity flavour as well.

This recipe will be begin from the point of where you have made your Zobo drink. So if you haven't made one before, check out my blog post here for the recipe. The additional ingredients you need when making the Zobo is Star Anise, lemon zest, and cardamom (cardamom is optional however). There isn't much measurement here as I would say just make it to your own taste- some people like their drink strong or maybe less spicy. So the amount of alcohol or spice you use is up to your taste and preference. For myself, I love that I could taste the spice and also it was a little bit strong!😅

Let's get into the recipe!



- Star Anise


-Cloves (this should already be a part of the Zobo recipe)

-Lemon zest

-Flavoured Liqueur

-Spiced Rum

-Cinnamon stick (this should already be a part of the Zobo recipe)

-Sugar (this should already be a part of the Zobo recipe)



-Wooden spoon

-Heatproofs mug

-Mesh/ Strainer

-Large bowl


- When preparing the Zobo drink, make sure you add the additional spices from this recipe that you need- Star Anise, Cardamom and also lemon zest. Boil this together with the other ingredients when making the Zobo.

2) After the Zobo drink is done boiling on medium-high heat, turn the heat to the lowest. 3) Add in the spiced rum and the the liqueur. Mix together with the wooden spoon. Taste and adjust the alcohol to your preference. After about 1-2 minutes, turn off the heat. Allow the drink to simmer for about 15- 30 minutes.

4) Place the mesh/strianer of the large bowl and then pour the drink in in order to separate the drink from the spices and other ingredients used to make the drink. The pour the drink back into the pot. The drink might be cold or lukewarm at the point- depending on how long you left it to simmer. To make it warm, heat it back up on medium to low heat but no need to bring it to boil. It is just to warm it up.

5)Serve warm and enjoy with mince pies or whatever you desire!

Check out the reels section of my Instagram page for a quick video showing the process here.

Any questions, feel free to send an email or message on any of my social media platform.

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