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Mulled Wine with Spices
Mulled Wine with Spices

Mulled Wine

Want a treat that's about everything cozy? Try mulled wine, a holiday staple that's too good to just have for a special occasion. We like it best with a super-fruity red--Barbera or Zinfandel, for instance--but try it with your favorite red (or even a white or cider).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: cocktails, red wine
Servings: 6 glasses


  • Large saucepan or slow cooker


  • 1 bottle red wine Fruity is best
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cloves, whole
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 2-4 tbsp sugar, honey, or other sweetener


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan or slow cooker.
  • Heat until barely simmering; do not boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue simmering for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  • Serve warm. Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks, orange slices, or anise as desired.


  1. Try it with white wine.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of brandy.
  3. Add UL's Sturdy Girl or other apple cider to taste.

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