How To Make Mulled Wine

mulled wine

As I stirred a pot filled with wine, spices, and other fun things, people kept asking me what exactly is mulled wine. For those that don’t know, mulled wine is a warm, alcoholic beverage made with red wine and spices that is drunk during winter, especially around Christmas.

I like to describe mulled wine as a tight hug from someone you love. The warmness of the drink, and the flavors of the spices, make you feel cozy and relaxed. As a holiday gift to you, I am sharing my recipe for mulled wine.


  • 4 cups of apple cider

  • 1 bottle of cabernet

  • ¼ cup of honey

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 orange

  • 4 whole cloves

  • 3 Star Anise


  1. Turn the stove on to medium heat.

  2. In a big pot, add the apple cider, cabernet, honey, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and star anise.

  3. Zest the orange using whichever tool you have handy. I use a grater.

  4. Stir everything.

  5. While the mulled wine heats up, cut the oranges for garnish.

  6. Once warm, serve in a mug or foam cup and add an orange for more flavor.