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Mulled Wine Recipe

Homemade Mulled Wine Recipe

This homemade mulled wine recipe is incredibly easy to make, and it is SO cozy and delicious for these cold months ahead. I tweaked the recipe and added apple juice to it, and it was great!


1 (750 ml) bottle of any red bottle of wine

1 orange, sliced into rounds (also peeled, if you would like a less-bitter drink)

2 tablespoons of mulling spices 

2 cinnamon sticks

2-4 tablespoons of sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste (We used honey.)

Optional add-in: ¼ cup brandy (or your favorite liqueur) I added 1 cup of apple juice for extra sweetener.

Optional garnishes: citrus slices ( orange, lemon, and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks.

Recipe Overview

  1. Combine ingredients. Add wine, orange slices, mulling spices, cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 cup of apple juice to a large saucepan. Stir briefly to combine. 

  2. Simmer. Cook the mulled wine on medium-high heat until it just barely reaches a simmer. (Avoid letting it bubble-you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.) Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. The longer you let it simmer the better!

  3. Strain. Using a fine-mesh strainer, remove and discard the orange slices, mulled spices, and cinnamon sticks. Give the mulled wine a taste, and stir in extra sweetener if needed.

  4. Serve. Serve warm in heatproof mugs, topped with your favorite garnishes. 

    ENJOY!! :) 

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