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Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine - simple yet incredible homemade holiday drink spiced up with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, orange, and star anise. A traditional red wine-based winter cocktail that is sure to warm you up from head to toe!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword holiday recipes, hot drink, mulled wine, spiced wine, wine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 - 5
Calories 261kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 cup (59.5ml) apple cider
  • 1 (750ml) bottle dry red wine , such as Merlot or Pinot Noir
  • ¼ cup (50g) brown sugar , adjust to taste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced and juiced
  • 3 allspice cloves
  • 5 whole cloves
  • ½ whole nutmeg
  • 1-2 whole cardamom seeds , crushed
  • 3 star anise


  • Combine apple cider, wine, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, juices, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom seeds, and star anise in a medium saucepan and simmer over lower heat for 10 minutes, just enough time to allow flavors to meld together. Serve with orange peels and cinnamon sticks.


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg