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Mulled Wine Holiday Cocktails

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine is a comforting winter drink made from a blend of red wine, spices, and citrus, served warm. This holiday classic recipe is easy to make and is a great cocktail for winter parties.
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail, holiday
Keyword holiday cocktails, Mulled Red Wine Recipe, Mulled Wine, winter drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Cost $15


  • 1 (750-ml.) bottle dry red wine (Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 oranges (1 sliced into rounds for the mix, 1 for garnish)


  • Combine the wine, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, honey, and one orange (sliced into rounds) in a saucepan. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  • Continue to simmer 10 minutes.
  • Pour into mugs, and garnish with an orange slice. Serve warm. Feel free to use a strainer to serve without any orange peel or spices that may work their way in.


Alternatively you can warm mulled wine up in a slow cooker and keep it on warm if serving at a party. Give it at least 30 minutes to one hour to come up to temperature in a slow cooker.