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Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled wine is one of our favorite things to enjoy on a chilly evening in the winter and our Mulled Wine Recipe always hits the spot. It’s slightly sweet, perfectly spiced and just so delicious. The smell that fills up the whole house when making a big batch at home is also intoxicating. We love it so much and it’s incredibly easy to make! What is Mulled Wine? It is a spiced wine that is…

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Mulled wine in three glasses with garnish.

Mulled wine is one of our favorite things to enjoy on a chilly evening in the winter and our Mulled Wine Recipe always hits the spot. It’s slightly sweet, perfectly spiced and just so delicious. The smell that fills up the whole house when making a big batch at home is also intoxicating. We love it so much and it’s incredibly easy to make!

What is Mulled Wine?

It is a spiced wine that is traditionally made with red wine and a variety of mulling spices (such as cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, etc). There are hundreds of ways to flavor mulled wine including with orange slices, apple slices, pomegranate seeds, etc.

Mulled Wine is commonly made and drank around Christmas time (and can be found served at many Christmas markets). Its origins come from Germany, where it is still especially popular today.

How to Make Mulled Wine

Ingredients

Ingredients to make mulled wine.

Process

  1. Place all ingredients into a pot.

Mulled wine in a pot ready to be simmered.
  1. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring until the honey and sugar dissolves.Once mixture has come to a boil, immediately lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes.
Mulled wine simmered in a pot ready to be served.
  1. Remove mixture from heat and strain. Ladle into heat resistant cups or mugs. Garnish each with a slice of orange, cinnamon stick and star anise. Serve.
Mulled wine in glasses to be served.

Variations for Our Mulled Wine Recipe

  • Replace the traditional cinnamon stick with Saigon cinnamon sticks for a subtle “red hot” and slightly sweet cinnamon flavor.
  • Swap the fresh orange halves for a big splash of apple juice and a few apple slices.
  • Use bourbon instead of brandy for a slightly smoky flavor.
  • Add some fresh rosemary sprigs to the mixture for a piney, earthy fragrance.

Make Ahead and Reheating Instructions

Our mulled wine recipe can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Once it is made, cool completely and strain. Store the mulled wine in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator.

When ready to use, pour wine into a pot and simmer until just heated through.

Our mulled wine can also be made the same day as serving, and kept in the pot covered for up to 4 hours. When ready to use, uncover, simmer until just heated through.

What to Serve with Mulled Wine?

We love sipping on mulled wine, while enjoying snacks or a cozy meal. Some of our favorite things to eat with our mulled wine recipe are:

Mulled wine in three glasses.

Appetizers and Snacks

  • Honey Brûlée Brie – one of our favorite snacks to enjoy with our spiced wine is our honey brûlée brie and serving it with some cured meats, crackers (or crostini), some fresh or dried fruit (such as grapes, figs, sliced apples, dried apricots), olives, and nuts (like pistachios or marcona almonds). It’s also our favorite snack to serve when entertaining guests.
  • Snack Mix – we could eat an entire batch of this snack mix in one sitting. It’s incredibly addictive and goes VERY well with our mulled wine!
  • Fried Deviled Eggs – these rich and creamy deviled eggs are such a delicious treat and tastes great paired with the slightly sweet, spiced wine.
  • Polenta Fries – we love these very snackable polenta fries and love enjoying a few dozen with a big mugful of our mulled wine!

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Mulled wine in glasses with garnish around them.
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Mulled Wine Recipe

A delicious and addictive Mulled Wine Recipe that is easy to make! We love sipping on this warm, spiced wine all winter long!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine german
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 142kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (750ml) bottle red wine (such as cabernet sauvignon)
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 oranges, halved plus more slices for garnish
  • 4 whole cardamom pods
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks plus more for garnish
  • 2 whole star anise plus more for garnish

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a pot.
  • Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring until the honey and sugar dissolves.Once mixture has come to a boil, immediately lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove mixture from heat and strain.
  • Ladle into heat resistant cups or mugs.
  • Garnish each with a slice of orange, cinnamon stick and star anise. Serve.

Notes

Variations for Our Mulled Wine Recipe
  • Replace the traditional cinnamon stick with Saigon cinnamon sticks for a subtle “red hot” and slightly sweet cinnamon flavor.
  • Swap the fresh orange halves for a big splash of apple juice and a few apple slices.
  • Use bourbon instead of brandy for a slightly smoky flavor.
  • Add some fresh rosemary sprigs to the mixture for a piney, earthy fragrance.
Make Ahead and Reheating Instructions
Our mulled wine recipe can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Once it is made, cool completely and strain. Store the mulled wine in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator.
When ready to use, pour wine into a pot and simmer until just heated through.
Our mulled wine can also be made the same day as serving, and kept in the pot covered for up to 4 hours. When ready to use, uncover, simmer until just heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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