Mulled Merlot

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour


9 servings

Updated: Jun. 15, 2023
This mulled wine recipe is sure to warm up your holiday guests! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Mulled Merlot Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 bottles (750 ml each) merlot
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 medium orange, thinly sliced
  • Optional: Orange wedges and cinnamon sticks


  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. if desired, garnish with orange wedges and additional cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 143 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Recommended Video

More from Taste of Home