Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe

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Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe

Mulled wine is a warm beverage made by—you guessed it—mulling wine. If coziness has a fragrance, it’s the aroma of red wine simmering on the stove with citrus and spices (and a little brandy for a bit more zing). Choose a red wine that isn’t bone-dry—a little fruitiness is just fine here. 

To “mull,” according to Merriam-Webster, means “to heat, sweeten, and flavour with spices.” Typically, a red variety is steeped with mulling spices like cinnamon, cloves, allspice, anise, and nutmeg. Citrus fruits and raisins are sometimes added to the mixture to enhance its flavour.

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 85 Calories

Servings: 8


  • 2 large oranges
  • 4¼ cups/1 liter red wine
  • 1¼ cups/10 ounces brandy
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods, slightly crushed


  1. Using a peeler, remove the peel in strips from 1 orange then juice the orange. Slice the other orange into rounds and reserve for garnish.
  2. In a nonreactive saucepan, combine orange peel, juice and the rest of the ingredients. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Increase the heat to high, bring mixture to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to low. Simmer gently until flavors meld, about 30 minutes. Strain the mixture, discarding the solids.

  3. Ladle into cups or mugs. Garnish each with a reserved orange round.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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