Mulled wine. The kind of kingly beverage best enjoyed out of golden goblets next to a roaring fire. Or perhaps you like to drink it while you pretend to be living in an old-timey storybook while snow softly falls outside. Or maybe you’re just happy living in the present and sipping it out of your favorite mug.  However you prefer to enjoy this delicious cold weather beverage, grab your largest pot and get stirring.


  • 1 750 mL/25 oz bottle red wine or non-alcoholic red wine
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 medium cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 3 to 4 cups fresh apple cider


In a large pot or slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Bring to a simmer and then lower heat to low.

Allow to gently cook for 30 minutes before serving.

To serve, strain mulled wine and serve in a mug with apple, orange or cranberry garnish.

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