Easy Spiced Mulled Wine
This traditional homemade mulled wine recipe is incredibly easy to make, and it’s so cozy and delicious.
- 1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine (recommended Cabernet Sauvignon)
- 1/2 cup cognac orange liqueur or apple cider
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 orange or 2 tangerines sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 star anise
- 3 cloves
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey (optional)
Place all the ingredients into a pot and stir to combine on medium heat. To store leftovers, allow the wine to come to room temperature and strain fruit and spices. I like to pour in a mason jar and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Heat until the wine just reaches a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes. (Avoid letting it boil — you don’t want to boil off the alcohol or become bitter).
Keep warm in a slow cooker for up to 3 hours.
Serve warm in mugs or glasses with some of the cooked fruit and spices.
- Use any inexpensive red you like - Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, or Malbec.
- Making a big batch? Consider opting for a box of red, which holds four 750-ml bottles
- Feel free to substitute Cointreau, Triple Sec, or any other orange liqueur
- Like sweet wine? Add brown sugar or honey.
- Want a G-rated version of mulled wine? Opt for a dealcoholized red and apple cider instead of red wine and cognac.
Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg