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Hot Mulled Wine

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


5 servings

For a festive holiday drink or something to keep you warm during those cold winter months, you'll love trying this warming wine.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest


  1. Place cinnamon sticks, cloves and rosemary on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.
  2. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the wine, cranberries, sugar, bourbon, orange juice and zest. Add spice bag. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 129 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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