Mulled wine might usually be associated with the festive season. However, any chilly night is good enough an excuse to whip this up in the kitchen. With a couple of spices, you need just under an hour to make this holiday favorite.

Today we will show you how easy it can be to make this holiday-pleaser right from your very own kitchen. Why go store-bought when it is so easy to make at home? We love to make a big batch of this for when the colder seasons roll around. It is both comforting and delicious, and so easy to make.


Tip: Throw the ingredients for your mulled wine in a slow cooker for a well-developed mulled wine.


How To Make Mulled Wine

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Quick and simple mulled wine ready in just 20 minutes!
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  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups red wine cabernet sauvignon
  • 2 star anise
  • ¼ tbsp peppercorns whole
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ¼ tbsp ginger peeled and bruised


  • In a heated pot, add 1 ¼ tablespoon of peeled and bruised ginger.
  • Next, add in 2 pieces of star anise, ¼ tablespoon of whole peppercorns and 1 bay leaf to the pot (You can customize this step to suit your preference).
  • Now, pour in 2 cups of red wine.
  • Pour in 1 cup of white wine.
  • Once the mixture begins to steam, reduce to a simmer (do not boil) until wine and spices have infused.
  • After simmering for 20 minutes, strain the mulled wine mixture and discard the condiments that were added to flavor your hot wine.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before pouring into a heat-proof mug or glass.

Recipe Notes

There are a number of liquer’s you can add to the wine mixture, such as brandy, cognac or bourbon.
You can add fruit juice or apple cider for a fruity punch to your mulled wine.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg


Commonly Asked Questions

Can I make a non-alcoholic mulled wine?

Yes! Make your own non-alcoholic version by substituting wine with your choice of fruit juice.

I don’t have red wine, can I use white?

Absolutely! You can use white wine instead of red wine, but do take note that white wine may be overpowered by the other flavors, so adjust accordingly.



Nothing beats a good book and a warm cup of mulled wine on a cool night.

It is such a versatile drink, you can pretty much add any ingredient or spice to flavor your hot wine. Enjoy with almonds, spiced cookies or cake!