Homemade Mulled Wine Recipe

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Toni Published: January 18, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Homemade Mulled Wine

Spice up any occasion with this inexpensive homemade mulled wine recipe that is made with your favorite spices and liqueurs. Done in 5 minutes!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1bottle of dry red wine,(750 ml)
  • 1orange,sliced into rounds also peeled, if you would like a less-bitter drink
  • 8whole cloves
  • 2cinnamon sticks
  • 2star anise
  • 2-4tbspsugar, honey, or maple syrup,or your desired sweetener to taste
  • ¼cupbrandy,or your favorite liqueur, optional add-in
  • citrus slices orange, lemon or lime,extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise, optional garnishes


  1. Add wine, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, 2 tablespoons of sweetener, and brandy to a large saucepan. Stir briefly to combine.

  2. Cook the mulled wine on medium-high heat until it just barely reaches a simmer; avoid letting it bubble. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.

  3. Using a fine-mesh strainer, remove, and discard the orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Give the mulled wine a taste, and stir in extra sweetener if needed.

  4. Serve warm in heatproof mugs, topped with your favorite garnishes.


  • Calories: 169.12kcal
  • Fat: 0.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.79g
  • Fiber: 1.63g
  • Sugar: 8.74g
  • Protein: 0.65g
  • Sodium: 6.61mg
  • Calcium: 47.73mg
  • Potassium: 263.24mg
  • Iron: 0.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 4.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.43mg
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