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Mulled Wine Recipe

How to make spiced mulled wine with tips for using a crockpot


  • 1 bottle red wine, like a Cab Sauvignon 750ml
  • 1 fresh orange, cut in 1/8" slices
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice, no pulp optional
  • 3 raw cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 20 cloves
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp allspice


  1. Pour the wine into a medium saucepan and add all ingredients. Stir until blended,.

  2. Heat the wine to a simmer, not allowing it to boil. Stir again to ensure the sugar and spices are well blended.

  3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, keeping the temperature low.

  4. Skim off the whole spices if you wish, and serve with a garnish or orange.

  5. To use a crockpot, you may wish to create a double batch. Keep on low heat until warmed through.