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My friend first introduced me to mulled wine. I fell in love with it. It took a couple tries to master the recipe. Using just the right amount of spice, you can make an amazing bottle of your very own Christmas wine (that’s what I like to call it). 

Imagine it’s Christmas time. And baby it’s cold outside. Sitting by the fire, listening to Christmas music, with a mug in your hand. You take a sip and it warms your throat and deep in your belly.

The aroma of mulled wine, with the spices and citrus are soothing to your soul. You sink down into you seat, and read the first line in a good book.

This recipe contains alcohol. Only continue scrolling if you are of legal drinking age. Drink responsibly.

If you’re interested in making an non-alcoholic version, you can replace the wine with fruit juice instead. Something like cranberry, grape, or blackberry juice is perfect.

Or you can boil down the wine until the alcohol has evaporated. Usually this would be called mulled cider or wassail.

Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled wine in a clear glass mug

Mulled Wine Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Must be of legal drinking age, drink responsibility! Mulled wine is a fantastic holiday drink and will have your house smelling like Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle Red Wine (750ml, Sauvignon or Cabernet are great choices.)
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest (Use a zester to make it easier)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 4 Whole Whole cloves
  • 2-3 Star Anise
  • 2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Cups Apple Cider
  • 1/4 Cup Honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot.
  2. Warm over medium heat until it’s almost boiling.
  3. Cover & reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve warm, in coffee mugs.
  5. For fun add a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick to each mug.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 492Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 26mgCarbohydrates 77gFiber 2gSugar 64gProtein 1g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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I hope you fall in love with mulled wine like I did when I first tried it. Let me know what you think about the recipe!

Before you go check out these 20 Eggnog Recipes from Homesteading.com.

Also check out my Christmas Dinner Recipes and my Homemade Holiday Potpourri!

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