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Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine Recipe

This mulled wine is soothing and satisfying with a delightful blend of spices warmed to perfection. Refrigerating the wine mixture overnight allows the flavors to blend, so don't omit this essential step.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) fruity red wine
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Optional garnishes: orange slices, star anise and additional cinnamon sticks


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine first six ingredients. Place remaining spices on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string. Add to wine mixture.
  • 2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer gently, covered, 20 minutes. Transfer to a covered container cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • 3. Strain liquid into a large saucepan, discarding fruit and spice bag; reheat. Serve warm. Garnish as desired. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Rioja wine. Merlot would also work well.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 379 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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mandajean526 User ID: 5017349 166351
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Made this for New Year's Eve last year and it was a huge hit. Making it again for Christmas Eve tomorrow. Be careful though, it's strong stuff!"

liciabelle User ID: 5677512 166350
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Love this recipe. It was a huge hit at my house. My husband asks me to make it all the time."

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