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

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.