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!
Preparation:
5 mins
Cooking:
20 mins
Total:
25 mins
Serves:
6

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Conclusion

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!