The Ultimate Guide For The Best Ever Negus

Negus is a warm, sweet and comforting blend of wine, hot water, sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg as well. Its combination of ingredients creates a nice drink, completely suitable for cold winter days.


Created by the Colonel Francis Negus, in the early 18th century, Negus – mulled wine drink remained popular beverage on cold evenings ever since. By Victorian times it had been considered as a children’s drink and served at children’s birthday parties.Negus is also mentioned in books. For example, it is mentioned in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol as well.

Health Benefits

There are significant benefits of drinking Negus. First of all, it is very relaxing, releases the stress since it has calming effects. The researchers have shown that contains high levels of sleep hormone called melatonin. In other words, it may be the perfect remedy for you if you’re having a hard time falling asleep.

This tasteful beverage decreases the risk of certain diseases and has many beneficial ingredients. In general, there are potential benefits that reduce the risk of developing several cardiovascular and other health problems. Drinking Negus also helps for a better blood Doctors recommend one glass of wine on a daily basis

List of ingredients needed:

  • 1 quart Port wine (for stronger flavor)
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • Cinnamon stick 
  • Ground nutmeg
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons brandy

Preparation Guide:

Step 1: Pour the port in a heatproof jug, do not let it boil.

Step 2: Stir in the other remaining ingredients (sugar, cinnamon stick, grated lemon rind and ground nutmeg). Mix the ingredients well.

Step 3: Add the water and bring it to boil. Heat very gently to serving temperature. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Add segments of orange and lemon to serve. Enjoy!