holiday mulled wine recipes

Five delicious mulled wine recipes for the holidays!

It’s the holiday season and if you’re a wine lover, that means one thing: time to break out the mulled wine recipes.

mulled wine recipes

Mulled wine is the perfect holiday drink!

What is Mulled Wine?

Mulled wine is a warm or hot beverage consisting of wine, spices, and sometimes fruit or fruit juice. You don’t necessarily need to use expensive wine for mulled wine; even boxed wine will do. Some recipes call for additional alcohol like rum or vodka. It’s a traditional European drink and particularly popular in the winter holidays.

There are many variations of mulled wine; these are a few of our favorites!

For every mulled wine recipe, just let the ingredients simmer in a pot on low heat on the stove for 5-7 minutes, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Strain before serving.


Chai-Inspired Mulled Red Wine

If you like a glass of chai, then you’ll love this chai mulled red wine recipe.

1 bottle of red wine
2 cinnamon sticks
3 anise stars
3 cardamom pods, slightly cracked
5 cloves
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water
¼ tsp crushed ginger

anise in mulled wine recipes

Anise is a common ingredient in many mulled wine recipes.

Citrusy Mulled Red Wine

For a kick of citrus flavors, this mulled wine recipe does the trick!

1 bottle of red wine
2 slices of orange
2 strips lemon zest
2 peppercorns
¼ tsp crushed ginger
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water


Pear Mulled White Wine

Mulled white wine isn’t quite as common as mulled red wine, but it’s definitely just as good!

1 bottle white wine
1 pear, peeled and chopped
4 cloves
2 anise pod
1 strip of lemon zest
½  cup sugar
¼ cup water


Pumpkin Spice Mulled Wine

Unlike most pumpkin spice foods and drinks, this mulled wine recipe actually has pumpkin in it!

1 bottle red wine
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole nutmegs, crushed
3 cloves
1 cup sugar pumpkin cubes
½ cup sugar


Appleberry Mulled Wine

This interesting mulled wine recipe is fruity and fun while still mastering the art of subtlety.

1 bottle red wine
½ cup apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 anise stars
2 apples, skinned and sliced
½ frozen mixed berries
2 shots triple sec
¼ cup sugar


These five mulled wine recipes should get you through the holidays and into the new year. Do you have any mulled wine tricks to share? If so, leave us a comment on Facebook or tweet at us.