Mulled Wine for the Holiday

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by in Drinks


This is a great warming drink for the holidays. Use a cheaper bottle of wine as the flavor is going to be enhanced by all the aromatics added in this recipe. Be careful not to simmer to hot or all the alcohol will boil off and you will be left with a non-alcoholic wine cider.


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish


Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.

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