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Spiced Mulled Wine with Cranberries and Blackberries
4.88 from 151 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 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 prepared this 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).
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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