Mulled Wine Recipe

Warm and spicy Mulled Wine is the classic hot toddy to enjoy during the holidays.

Festive Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine will fill your home with a festive aroma and warm you from your head to your toes. This adult beverage is easy to prepare and can be left warming until ready to serve. Serve warm from a slow cooker or stovetop from a festive dutch oven.

Mulled Wine Recipe

This delicious classic holiday adult beverage is so easy to prepare and fills your home with festive aroma too!


1 orange
whole cloves
2 (750mL) bottles red Bordeaux wine* (like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot)
1 lemon, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brandy


  1. Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
  2. Using a sharp knife or skewer, poke holes in orange and “stud” with whole cloves. Place studded orange on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 375-degrees F.
  3. Meanwhile, add wine, lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, raisins, and sugar to a large saucepan or stockpot over medium-low heat. Add baked orange when it’s ready. Bring all to a simmer; simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce to heat to low and keep beverage warm until ready to serve.
  4. A few minutes before ready to serve, remove the cinnamon sticks and stir in brandy.
  5. Serve warm. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and/or orange slices.

*Good red wines to use Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Frac, Malbec, Meritage.

Dried cherries or cranberries may be substituted for raisins, or add for additional flavor.

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Holiday Mulled Wine Recipe