Mulled Merlot Recipe
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Mulled Merlot Recipe

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This mulled wine recipe is sure to warm up your holiday guests! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) merlot
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 medium orange, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 143 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.
  2. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the wine, sugar, orange juice, brandy and orange slices. Add spice bag. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or until heated through. Discard spice bag and orange slices. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Mulled Merlot in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p101

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012


Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Was looking for a warm drink for ringing in the new year at below freezing temperatures. This treat was a hit at our party and kept everyone toasty! The first sip is a powerful one, though, even using the fruitier ruby port!"

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