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Mulled Wine

A mulled wine is a spiced beverage made with red wine, orange, cinnamon, and cloves. This cozy drink is perfect for holidays and festivals for a comforting blend of flavors representing the season’s spirit.

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Christmas mulled wine with apple, cranberry, orange, spices and chocolate on a wooden table

Mulled Wine

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Wine
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mulled Wine
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Warm red wine with spices and citrus holiday classic.


  • 750 ml red wine
  • 1 orange sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup sugar adjust to taste
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • Optional: a splash of brandy for extra warmth


  • Combine the wine, orange slices, sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise in a large pot.
  • Gently warm the mixture over low heat for about 20 minutes. Make sure it doesn't boil; we just want it nice and warm.
  • Taste it and add more sugar if you like it sweeter.
  • Use a strainer to remove the spices and orange slices.
  • Serve warm in your chosen mugs or glasses.
  • If you like, add a splash of brandy to each cup for extra warmth.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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