Mulled Wine

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Mulled Wine: The Easiest, Simplest Method

Embrace the cozy comforts of winter with a soul-warming classic – our beloved Mulled Wine recipe. Crafted to perfection, this delightful concoction marries the richness of red wine with an aromatic blend of mulling spices, resulting in a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. As the spices leisurely steep in cider, their essences meld and intensify, setting the stage for a beverage that epitomizes the essence of the season.

This enchanting elixir, known as spiced wine, promises to be your perfect companion during chilly evenings and festive gatherings. With every sip, you’ll experience the heartwarming embrace of tradition, as well as the festive spirit that Mulled Wine brings to wintery celebrations. Whether you’re snuggled up by the fireplace or sharing laughter with loved ones, this drink’s allure is undeniable.

So, summon the spirit of winter and gather your ingredients. With a touch of magic and a dash of history, you’ll craft a steaming mug of Mulled Wine that embodies the essence of the holidays and turns even the coldest nights into moments of pure, liquid joy.

Not the beverage you are looking for? Try these other great beverage recipes: Elderberry Kombucha Margarita, Crownberry Apple or Pear Wine.


Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

We love a well-spiced, fragrant mulled wine and this one hits the spot.

  • Author: Food Network Kitchen
  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :17
  • Total Time: :32
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stove Top


Units Scale
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • Two 750-milliliter bottles dry red wine
  • 2 cups ruby port
  • 2 clementines, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced, seeds removed


  1. Add the cider, cloves, cinnamon, allspice and peppercorns to a medium pot. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until reduced by a third, about 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the cider through a sieve into a clean pot, then discard the spices. Add the red wine, port, half the clementines and half the apples. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until warmed through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low to keep warm. Garnish cups of warm mulled wine with the remaining fresh apple and clementine slices. (Do not serve the steeped fruit from the pot.)
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