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Easy Mulled Wine Recipe

Tracking PixelContent for 21+ This easy mulled wine recipe is a simple and traditional blend of spices, red wine, oranges, and sugar. It’s perfect for cold weather and winter holidays!  Sponsored by Line 39 Wine.

Easy mulled wine recipe with cabernet sauvignon bottle

Mulled wine by the river

Easy Mulled Wine Recipe

With the first snap of cold weather, my winter wanderlust kicks in.  Take me picnicking, take me bird-watching, take me anywhere with new vistas on the horizon.  The chilly weather sharpens the mind and makes me thirsty for adventure.  This winter, I’m taking along Line 39 Wine.  I love to sip wine while overlooking a beautiful view, and this traditional mulled wine recipe is just right for keeping you cozy and warm no matter where you go or how cold the wind may blow.

Natural Florida brackish blackwater creek with trees

Florida wetlands in winter

Line 39 Wine is an incredible value that’s perfect for winter exploration and celebration alike.  It’s named for the 39th parallel, which runs right through the middle of California wine country.

Line 39 wine bottles by the creek

Line 39 bottles by the creek

They craft a wide range of award-winning wines made from grapes selected from the best growing regions throughout California, such as distinctive whites like Line 39 Chardonnay and expressive reds like Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bottle of Line 39 cabernet sauvignon next to mulled wine in glasses

Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon

Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of rich fruit, velvety smooth tannins, and an aroma that whispers of blackberry, plum, and toasted vanilla.  Aged in French and American oak, it’s excellent by the glass or in mulled wine, or paired with your favorite roasted and grilled meats.

Line 39 Chardonnay

Line 39 Chardonnay on a bench in the garden

Line 39 Chardonnay is a medium-bodied white wine with flavors of tropical fruit and just a hint of oak.  Although you may not think of Chardonnay as a wintertime wine, its crispness is an invigorating complement to chilly weather—and just the thing for cooling off in front of a roaring fire!  Line 39 Chardonnay can be enjoyed by the glass, in white mulled wine, or paired beautifully with fish or chicken.

Spiced and heated wine was served at least as far back as the days of the Roman empire, but most of us associate it with more modern Christmas traditions originating from countries across Europe.  In England it’s known as mulled wine, but in Germany it’s glühwein; in Scandinavian countries, it’s called glogg (with slight variations in spelling).

Two glasses of mulled wine with orange slices, ginger, and cinnamon

Mulled wine with garnish

Most mulled wine recipes have three things in common: wine, spices, and sweetener.  Then the innovations begin.  Swedish recipes add raisins and almonds.  Norwegians add a shot of aquavit.  German mulled wine often includes a whole vanilla bean.  The combinations are endless!

This easy mulled wine recipe keeps it simple.  All you need are a handful of spices, an orange, a little sugar, and red wine.  Thanks to its rich fruit flavors and aroma, Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon is my favorite for mulled wine.

Explore Line 39 Wine to find inspiration for all your wanderings, all year long.

Two glasses of mulled wine with orange slices, ginger, and cinnamon
5 from 3 votes

Easy Mulled Wine Recipe

This easy mulled wine recipe is a simple and traditional blend of spices, red wine, oranges, and sugar. It's perfect for cold weather and winter holidays!

Course Beverage
Cuisine American, British, English
Keyword christmas, fall, holidays, hot drinks, spices, wine, winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 137 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1 orange
  • 1 bottle red wine Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 green cardamom pod cracked open
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 slice fresh ginger


  1. Zest the orange, then juice it.  Add the orange zest and juice and all of remaining ingredients to a large pot or slow-cooker.

  2. Heat until steaming hot, but do not let the mulled wine boil.  Taste and adjust sweetness by adding additional sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, if desired.  Let the mulled wine simmer on low heat (it should steam lightly but never boil) for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Garnish each serving with an orange slice, a ginger slice, and a cinnamon stick, if desired.  White wine, such as Line 39 Chardonnay, may be substituted for red wine to make white mulled wine.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Mulled Wine Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Line 39 Wine.

Looking for more hot drinks?  Try this sugar free hot chocolate!

Recipe Rating

Elizabeth O

Monday 3rd of December 2018

It sounds like the perfect complement t a lovely dinner in the winter season. I don't think I've had that drink before though...


Sunday 2nd of December 2018

I love mulled wine in the winter! So tasty when it's cold outside

Everything beautiful

Saturday 1st of December 2018

I have bookmarked this, will be trying it out on Christmas day. Sounds delicious

Rhian Westbury

Friday 30th of November 2018

I'm not a huge fan of mulled wine but it does look really nice. My dad loves it so I'd love to make it for him x

Jessica Lynn Martin

Thursday 29th of November 2018

Line 39 Wine sounds really amazing. I love trying new wines. I will have to give Line 39 Wine a try. The mulled win recipe sounds delicious. I have never had mulled wine, so I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe as well as for sharing this brand of wine.