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mulled wine for an easy fall cocktail
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Mulled Wine

An easy, traditional recipe for mulled wine. It's a perfect, warm cocktail for cozy winter days and holiday parties.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Eden


  • 750 mil red wine like cabernet
  • 2 cups apple cider pure apple cider
  • 1/2 cup orange juice freshly juiced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves whole
  • 1/3 cup honey


  • Zest the outside of an orange, then cut it in half and squeeze the fresh juice.
  • Combine all of the measured ingredients into a large saucepot.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes up to 4 hours.
  • Strainer the mixture through a seive into a serving bowl OR another pot that can be placed back on the stovetop.
  • The reason for pouring it back into another pot is that you can easily warm it up before serving.
  • Add sliced oranges into the mulled wine and serve with a cinnamon stick.


No need to use an expensive bottle of red wine. Keep it affordable as you're mixing other ingredients with it.
Add more honey if you want a sweeter mulled wine.
The mulled wine can simmer for up to 4 hours! Adds a beautiful fragrance to the home.
Serve in heat resistant glasses.
If you prefer, add some star anise to the recipe. 


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg