Mulled wine is a warm, spiced wine that is traditionally served during the winter months. It is easy to make at home and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Here is a basic recipe for making mulled wine:


  • 750 ml bottle of red wine
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey or sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice berries
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Optional: 1/4 cup brandy or other spirit (such as rum or whiskey)


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the red wine, orange juice, honey or sugar, and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Add the orange slices, cloves, allspice berries, and nutmeg to the pot.
  3. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Do not allow it to boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and let the wine simmer for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how strong you want the flavors to be.
  5. If desired, add the brandy or other spirit to the pot.
  6. Strain the wine to remove the solids, then serve in mugs or heat-resistant glasses.

You can adjust the spices and sweetener to taste, and feel free to add other ingredients such as sliced apples or pears, cranberries, or a vanilla bean to give the wine additional flavor. Mulled wine can be served hot or at room temperature, and is often served at holiday parties or as a comforting drink on a cold winter’s evening. Enjoy!