Hot Mulled Wine

hot mulled wine

On Christmas Eve I decided to try something new, thanks to my friend Coryanne who posted on facebook that she was going to make mulled wine for the holidays. I’ve never made it before – never even tasted it, but after a rave review from another friend {who doesn’t like wine – WHAT?!} who had tried some before, I decided to give it a whirl. I mean red wine with a kick + juice & spice….how could it go wrong?

So with a few suggestions from Coryanne I concocted my own recipe for hot mulled wine using what I had on hand {I KNEW those mulling spices in the pantry would come in handy SOME time}. Here’s the recipe which turned out so yummy, I may or may not have drank most of it…. Be warned though, if you drink it too soon it will be really “kicky” tasting from the liquor added, but that mellows after a couple of hours, so be patient.

mulled wine

Hot Mulled Wine

  • 1 bottle Spanish red wine
  • 1 cup cherry brandy
  • 1/2 cup orange flavored liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp mulling spices – place them in a spice ball or wrap them in cheese cloth to keep them together

Put all ingredients into a crock pot and heat on high for 1 hour, then turn down to low for another hour.

Flavors will blend and mellow after 2-3 hours.

Use a ladle to pour into mugs and enjoy.

Go ahead and give this a try. There’s plenty of cold weather months left, and this will warm you up. You can delete or add flavors as you like – it’s so forgiving. Cheers!

mulled wine recipe

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Love mulled wine. It is a favorite during cold months!

  2. This looks declicious.

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