Mulled Wine 12 Comments

Nov 29, 2008

I first came across mulled wine last holidays, when my friend Amanda invited us over to dinner. We walk into her kitchen, and were hit by a stunning aroma of spices infused in bright red wine.

I have been waiting all year to make this mulled wine recipe. Allspice, cinnamon and cloves transform burgundy wine and cranberry juice into a delicious, warm and festive drink.

This traditional holiday drink is the perfect way to kick off the festivities at your next party. And, it is a super simple recipe to make—meaning you’ll earn a lot of points at your holiday party for just a little extra effort.

P.S. You can easily reheat the left-over mulled wine the next day. Simmer until warm, don’t boil.

Mulled Wine (Image 2)


½ cup brown sugar, tightly packed
½ cup white sugar
6 whole cloves
3 whole cinnamon sticks
6 whole allspice
1 quart cranberry juice
3 cups Burgundy or Pinot Noir wine



Cook Time

5 minutes


Heat and boil 5 minutes, then add Burgundy. Simmer for a few more minutes. Do not boil.

Filed Under

Drinks and Thanksgiving Recipes

Spices Used

Cinnamon, Allspice and Cloves

Other Ingredients Used

Cranberry Juice and Wine


this is very similar to gluvine.Just use orange juice instead of the cranberry

Bunny got Blog, over 5 years ago

Thanks for the recipe. My friend's usually make this every year. It evokes memories of holiday parties and good fun.

—Sarah, over 5 years ago

This is like a Christmas Sangria!
I have never made this before, but will do it just for the yummy smells!

Stacey Snacks, over 5 years ago

Looks good. Wondering if, for a safe for work version, you can just use the cranberry juice and not add wine...

—Nyteflame, over 5 years ago

Only 3 cups of wine in a quart of cranberry juice? That's not going to do the trick. Better add some brandy in there...

—Jeremy, over 5 years ago

I had mulled wine in Amsterdam and Belgium - around Christmas, they have it everywhere! It's so great too, thanks for jogging my memory.

Hillary, over 5 years ago

Having made mulled wine, can I use the leftovers the next day or evening or can I add more cranberry and spices and use next day?

—Flo, over 5 years ago

Hi Flo,
Yes, you can reheat the left-over mulled wine, just don't boil it. Take out the spices from the first batch, and just add fresh new spices to the left-over pot, you can also add cranberry juice as well.

—Ursula, over 5 years ago

That girl Amanda must be really cool!

—Amanda, over 5 years ago

Nyteflame - for a work safe (or for those who dont drink alcohol for personal reasons) get a bottle of welches sparkeling red grape cider. Comes out just as yummy!

—Tasia Cooks, over 5 years ago

thanks for the recipe! i used this and added some of my own flare this past weekend (orange slices and less sugar) and it was fantastic. your pictures and recipes definitely inspired me

Devdogg, over 5 years ago

I first tasted mulled wine in in a church when I went to attend a Christmas choir by my children's school. It was great. I liked its warming effect. Suddenly the December chill/cold seemed to have disappeared.
I think it is a great and healthy drink.

Sam, over 2 years ago

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