Homemade mulled wine is incredibly easy to make on the stove top or simmer in the slow cooker. It’s easy to customize with your favorite spices and add-ins, and it is SO cozy and delicious.  Perfect for fall and holiday entertaining!


YIELD: 4-5 SERVINGS


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine – try it with our Hands Up Red
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste
  • optional add-in: 1/4 cup brandy (or your favorite liqueur)
  • optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, and heat just barely to a simmer over medium-high heat.  (Be careful not to boil the mulled wine — you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.)  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours
  2. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.

*Feel free to use your choice of sweetener here, or leave the mulled wine unsweetened.

**You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Then simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready to serve.

 PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY!