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Spiced Mulled Wine with Cranberries and Blackberries
4.86 from 264 votes

Spiced Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine is a traditional holiday beverage made with red wine and mulling spices. Delicious, cozy, and guaranteed to warm you from the inside out, mulled wine is basically everything you want in life come Christmas time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 218kcal


  • 1 bottle red wine - 750ml of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, or Grenache
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 1 orange - sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries - halved
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup - or brown sugar
  • Additional blackberries - cranberries and orange peels/slices, 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 heat. Warm for approximately 1 hour, or until wine is warm throughout. Ladle into glasses leaving behind any spices.


Originally published November 28, 2018


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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