Spiced Mulled Wine with Cranberries and Blackberries
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4.73 from 11 votes

Spiced Mulled Wine Recipe

As the cooler temperatures settle in for the winter, cozy up with a cup (or two) of warm Spiced Mulled Wine. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: how to make mulled wine, Mulled Wine
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


  • 1 bottle dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, or brown sugar
  • Additional blackberries, cranberries, and sliced orange, for serving



  • Combine all ingredients in a (non-aluminum) pot or saucepan set over medium heat. 
  • Gently bring the wine to a low simmer over medium-low heat- do not boil as this will boil off all the alcohol. Heat for approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • To serve, carefully ladle the mulled wine into the desired number of serving glasses, leaving spices behind for re-use.
  • Garnish with additional orange slices, blackberries, and cranberries, if desired.

Slow Cooker

  • Add all ingredients to a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and set your slow cooker to LOW. Warm for approximately 1 hour, or until wine is warm throughout. Ladle into glasses leaving behind any spices.


while I made my mulled wine in a cast iron skillet, I highly recommend preparing yours in a saucepan or a pan with higher sides. Cleaning red wine from carpet is no fun (even if the photos turn out really pretty).


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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