Mulled Wine

mulled wine


1 orange, sliced and seeded
1/3 cup sugar (or 1/3 cup honey)
2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 bottle red wine


Combine the orange, sugar, water, and spices in a large stainless steel or enameled pot. Or, use a slow cooker.

Slowly bring to a boil, but then immediately reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Reduce heat again, add wine, and slowly reheat but do not boil.

Serve warm in cups. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.


Serves 8.

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mulled wine

Ever thought of putting in an orange rind, as well?

Good Idea

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Sure, that would give it more orange flavoring!

Whole spices

I always use whole spices and some star anise. So easy and delicious. Just wish it was colder here in Florida to really enjoy more often. Cheers!

The instructions listed are

The instructions listed are for a different recipe.

Right you are, Laura. Please

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Right you are, Laura. Please see updated directions. Happy holidays!

Read the recipe! Gina said

Read the recipe! Gina said that because it is the wrong recipe for the title! That said, it is easily adapted.

Not sure why Gina says this,

Not sure why Gina says this, as this is in fact the recipe for mulled wine. It is served in the Christmas markets of central and Eastern Europe; it is called Gluhwein in Germany and Austria, Forralt Bor in Hungary, etc

Recipe has the wrong

Recipe has the wrong directions (they're for mulled cider, apparently).