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Spiced mulled wine is a winter favorite — warm, flavorful, and always so comforting. We know you’ll enjoy this delicious and spicy drink, especially as temperatures drop outside.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine

  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds

  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional)

  • 1/4 cup honey or sugar

  • 8 whole cloves

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 2 star anise

Optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise


Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring to a simmer (not a boil — you don’t want to boil the alcohol out) over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.

*You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth.

Then simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready to serve. Mmmmmm….

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