12 Mulled Wine Recipes for Holiday Sipping
Warm and comforting, mulled wine is the ultimate holiday drink. Packed with heady spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, along with fruity options like cranberry or pomegranate juices, these mulled wine recipes offer complex flavors with little effort. Serve warm mugs straight from the stovetop, or keep everything hot in a slow cooker for your next holiday party.
Slow-Cooker Blood Orange Fizzy Mulled Wine
The slow cooker offers great convenience here, keeping the stovetop open for meal prep. Pouring the soda into the hot wine right at the time of service brings the temperature down enough to drink immediately. Change out the orange slices for fresh when serving to punch up the look.
Mulled Wine Sangria
You'll love the heady flavors in this version of the classic Spanish drink. It's a good make-ahead option for entertaining; add the club soda just before serving.
Mulled Cider and Wine
This warm drink calls for a quick simmer with juices and spices, then an easy addition of red wine just before serving.
Orange-Scented Mulled Wine
Mulled wine is a classic holiday drink that brings together rich spice flavors, red wine and for this recipe, fresh oranges and orange liqueur.
Hot Spiced Wine
Four ingredients are all you need for this festively flavored mulled wine. This heartwarming beverage is perfect for serving to holiday party guests.
Blackberry Cardamom Mulled Wine
A departure from traditional mulled wines that sugar and spice up a wine like a gingerbread cookie, this more delicate, floral mulled wine plays up the essence of a jammy Malbec or Zinfandel with blackberry and vanilla bean and adds hints of cardamom and cinnamon for a twist.
Mulled White Wine
A lean white wine that hasn't been aged in oak works best for this drink. You can make the citrus base (step 1) up to 1 day ahead; cover and chill. Reheat to continue. For a clearer mulled wine, in step 2 pour the citrus base through a fine strainer into the wine, then add the whole spices. Add a few fresh lemon, orange, and kumquat slices for decoration as well, if you like.
Glühwein (Mulled Wine)
Colorado's Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro welcomes guests with pretty glass mugs of this steaming wine, garnished with a slice of blood orange when it's in season. Since glühwein (German for "glow wine") is heated and infused with spices, don't bother with your best bottle to make it; just choose a red wine you wouldn't mind drinking.
Mulled Cranberry Wine Punch
Steeping fresh cranberries with juice, raisins, and cinnamon sticks starts things off for this mulled punch. But additions of red wine, lemon, almond flavors, and orange liqueur build an evener richer depth of taste. As warming holiday beverages go, this one's a stunner.
Mulled wine is a festive addition to any holiday cocktail party. Plus, the mulled wine fills your house with a wonderful aroma as it simmers on the stoevetop.
Warm Mulled Cider
Simmer this cider on the stove before your holiday gathering to fill the house with scents of the season like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.
Mulled Pomegranate and Red Wine Punch
If you're throwing a big holiday party and your stove is full, use a slow cooker to simmer up this tangy mulled wine. Set up the slow-cooker in the kitchen or on a dining table, and let guests serve themselves.