How to Make Mulled Wine

How to Make Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a hot beverage which is popular during the chillier months. This red wine-based cocktail is really flavorful and you will be able to taste the spices and fruit which go into it. Once you know how to make mulled wine you will often want to prepare it for chilly fall and winter evenings.

Our recipe is made with apple cider or juice, red wine and other flavorings. It is actually tastier the day after you make it and even more so the following day if you have any left by then!

Mulled wine is nice served in clear mugs so you can see the lovely color, and you can decorate the glasses with some orange zest or orange slices.

How to Make Mulled Wine: Perfect Party Drink

If you are having a party anytime during fall or winter, this is such a nice recipe to make. You could even make it in the slow cooker and then have it on the ‘keep warm’ setting and let people serve themselves.

The amounts are adjustable of course and you can make much more or much less depending how many guests you are expecting to have. Discover how to make mulled wine like a pro and enjoy all the wonderful flavors it has to offer.

So if you are looking for drinks for Christmas, Halloween or another winter get-together, why not make this? Everyone will love it, especially the fact you have made it yourself. In the photo, the mulled wine is garnished with pink grapefruit, but that is just to give you an idea about how to give a twist to the recipe.

Orange works well too and is the more traditional option. However you serve it, everyone is sure to be impressed with this recipe.

Not only is it a welcome beverage put into your chilly hands when you arrive at a party in the middle of the winter and the weather is freezing, but the flavors are really lovely too, and there is no other drink quite like this.


How to Make Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a deliciously warming drink. There are various recipes to choose from but this is the best one because it offers the most amazing fresh flavors.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: British


  • 2 pints apple juice (or non-alcoholic apple cider)
  • 1/4 cup (85 grams) honey
  • Juice and zest of an orange
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon or similar red wine
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Orange zest or slices, for garnish


  1. Combine the apple juice, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, wine, cloves and star anise in a pot.
  2. Bring this mixture to a boil and then simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour this mixture into mugs and garnish each one with orange slices or zest.


This is a sweet drink but if you prefer it less sweet then just halve the amount of honey.

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