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Classic Mulled Wine Recipe

Easy Mulled wine recipe for holidays and new year. All you need is a bottle of red wine, mulling spices and brandy or rum with some oranges and simmer everything.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer, drink, Drinks
Cuisine: American, continental, Italian
Keyword: cocktail, mulled wine, wine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • sauce pan


  • 750 ml Red Wine
  • ¼ cup Rum
  • 1 Fresh orange
  • ¾ cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 7 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 7 star anise
  • 10 Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  • Combine Mulled wine ingredients
  • In a saucepan combine all the ingredients and mix them.
  • Simmer
  • After combining the ingredients, cover them with a lid. Now gently heat the wine over slow-medium heat. At this stage be careful to keep the temperature low as the wine begins to evaporate at higher temperatures.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes and serve warm in mugs or wine glasses.
  • To garnish place a cinnamon stick, a thin slice of orange and star anise. Enjoy!
  • To make the best-mulled wine every time you make it follow these tips.



  • Choose your wine carefully: The best wine for mulled wine is Merlot, Zinfandel or any affordable bottle of dry red wine. Any mid-range priced dry red wine works fine. One red wine bottle of 750ml makes up to 5-6 servings of mulled wine.
  • Mind the Temperature: Do not heat your mulled wine at a high temperature. Wine is delicate if you heat it at higher temperatures alcohol evaporates. Never heat the wine at the stage where it is simmering or bubbling.
    Immediately after you mix the ingredients, cover the saucepan with a fitting lid.
  • Do Not Go overboard on Spices: Like every other dish when it comes to spices, less is more. Spices are potent and having tasted mulled wine with too many spices many a time I feel adding 2-3 of your favourites is best to spice the wine.
  • To make mulled wine use only a non-reactive metal saucepan like an enamelled heavy-bottomed dutch oven, saucepan or stainless steel pot.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg