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mulled wine cocktail in glass with orange and star anise

Mulled Wine Cocktail

  • Author: Sally Roeckell | Table & DIsh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 orange, sliced into half rounds
  • 2 heaping tbs Spiceology Mulling Spice
  • 24 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste (you can also use apple juice to sweeten your mulled wine)
  • optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise, rosemary sprigs


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, and heat just barely to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  2. Be careful not to boil the mulled wine just simmer gently. 
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  4. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.


  • This can easily be made in a crockpot on low for a crowd. 
  • Feel free to use your choice of sweetener, or leave the mulled wine un-sweetened.
  • You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready to serve.