Mulled Wine Recipe: Hot Spiced Wine For The Holidays

Call it mulled wine, glögg, or glühwein, this spiced wine Christmas punch is hot and spicy when it’s cold and icy. The recipe can also be made non-alcoholic and you can also find it below. The mulled hot spiced wine recipe is the ideal drink for the holidays!

Mulled Wine Recipe: Hot Spiced Wine For The Holidays

What Is Hot Spiced Mulled Wine

Hot spiced wine drinks as a Christmas punch have been popular for hundreds of years. They typically have mulling spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and plenty of sugar or honey to sweeten them up. Non-alcoholic mulled wine may be made with apple, grape, or pear juices and are just as tasty.

It’s a holiday favorite around the world and goes by different names in the various regions. In Britain, it’s called mulled wine; in Germany, they say glühwein. (It’s pronounced glue-vine.) It’s sold in the Christmas market, Weihnachtsmarkt, along with other holiday foods and ornaments.

People in Chile and other South American countries call it navegado, which roughly translates to navigate or sail. In Scandinavia, it goes by the name glögg and is enjoyed at holiday parties with rice pudding.

A Hot And Spicy Holiday Drink

Whatever it’s called, spiced hot wine makes a holiday drink for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. Bottled mulled wines can be bought and heated, but they are never as good as a homemade batch. Recipes are as varied as the people who make this spicy drink. The basics are to have fruit and spices. Beyond that, there’s no way to go wrong.

Enjoy this warm holiday drink by the fire with friends and family!

What Wine is Best for Mulled Wine?

Choose a dark fruity mulling wine. One good choice is an Old Vine Zinfandel or a dark Petite Syrah.

What To Serve With Mulled Wine

How To Store And Reheat

  • To Store. Let your mulled wine cool completely, then pour it into an airtight plastic container and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat. Rewarm mulled wine in a pot on the stovetop over low heat, or pour into a crockpot or slow cooker and reheat on low until warm.

7 More Holiday Drink Recipes

These cocktail drink recipes are all worth trying over the holidays:

  1. New Year’s Milk Shots
  2. Layered Peppermint Shooter
  3. Christmas Punch
  4. Christmas Sangria
  5. Winter Breeze Cocktail 
  6. Feliz Navidad Cocktail
  7. A Very Pink Christmas Cocktail
Mulled Wine Recipe: Hot Spiced Wine For The Holidays

Mulled Hot Spiced Wine Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of dark red wine
  • 6 cups of apple cider or apple juice
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 2 oranges sliced (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 apples sliced (plus more for garnish)
  • 4 large fresh cinnamon sticks (plus more to garnish)
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of whole allspice
  • ½ cup of Grand Marnier or orange liqueur
  • 4 star anise

Equipment Needed

  • large pot
  • ladle
  • clear glasses
Mulled Wine in a pot over stovetop

How To Make The Mulled Hot Spiced Wine

This mulled wine recipe makes a large pot full of spiced wine, enough for a large family. It may be left on the stove over low heat or transferred to a crockpot or slow cooker to keep warm for hours.

  1. Leave the rinds on the the orange and the peels on the apple, wash the fruits, and cut them into thin slices.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Stir briefly to combine.
  3. Heat over low heat. Allow it to simmer for at least 30 minutes to 3 hours, but not to boil. Avoid letting it bubble as you don’t want to boil off the alcohol. 
  4. After it comes to a simmer, put the heat on the lowest setting to keep warm.
  5. Use a fine mesh strainer to stain, and after, remove and discard the orange and apple slices, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, and allspice. I strain, but add fruit slices, 1 star anise, and 1 cinnamon stick in the glass.
  6. Ladle the mulled wine into clear glass mugs.
  7. Serve warm and garnish with more orange and apples slices and cinnamon sticks.

Notes

  • Use a Cheesecloth: You can also place the oranges, cloves, cardamon, allspice, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Simply pull out the cheesecloth and strain when ready to serve.
  • Serving size: You can make 1/2 the recipe and serve to 2-4 people.

How To Make Non-alcoholic Mulled Wine

Using the recipe above, make a Christmas punch by:

  • Substituting dark red grape juice for the red wine
  • Substituting 2 teaspoons of orange extract for the orange liqueur
  • Cooking in the same manner

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Mulled Wine Recipe: Hot Spiced Wine For The Holidays
Mulled Wine Recipe: Hot Spiced Wine For The Holidays

Mulled Wine Recipe: Hot Spiced Wine For The Holidays

The mulled hot spiced wine is the ideal drink for the holiday season! This delicious mulled wine Christmas punch is hot and spicy!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, British, Canadian, German
Servings 8 People

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups of dark red wine
  • 6 cups of apple cider or apple juice
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 2 oranges sliced plus more for garnish
  • 2 apples sliced plus more for garnish
  • 4 large fresh cinnamon sticks plus more to garnish
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of whole allspice
  • ½ cup of Grand Marnier or orange liqueur
  • 4 star anise

Instructions
 

  • Leave the rinds on the the orange and the peels on the apple, wash the fruits, and cut them into thin slices.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Stir briefly to combine.
  • Heat over low heat. Allow it to simmer for at least 30 minutes to 3 hours, but not to boil. Avoid letting it bubble as you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.
  • After it comes to a simmer, put the heat on the lowest setting to keep warm.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer to stain, and after, remove and discard the orange and apple slices, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, and allspice. I strain, but add fruit slices, 1 star anise, and 1 cinnamon stick in the glass.
  • Ladle the mulled wine into clear glass mugs.
  • Serve warm and garnish with more orange and apples slices and cinnamon sticks.
  • NOTES
  • Use a Cheesecloth: You can also place the oranges, cloves, cardamon, allspice, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Simply pull out the cheesecloth and strain when ready to serve.

Notes

Notes

  • Use a Cheesecloth: You can also place the oranges, cloves, cardamon, allspice, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Simply pull out the cheesecloth and strain when ready to serve.
  • Serving size: You can make 1/2 the recipe and serve to 2-4 people.

Equipment Needed

  • large pot
  • ladle
  • clear glasses
Keyword Christmas Drink, Holiday Drink, Mulled Wine, punch, Wine
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Mulled Wine Recipe: Hot Spiced Wine For The Holidays

NON-ALCOHOLIC MULLED WINE

The non-alcoholic mulled wine is the ideal drink for the holiday season!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course beverages
Cuisine American, British, Canadian, German
Servings 8 People

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups of dark red grape juice
  • 6 cups of apple cider or apple juice
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 2 oranges sliced plus more for garnish
  • 2 apples sliced plus more for garnish
  • 4 large fresh cinnamon sticks plus more to garnish
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of whole allspice
  • 2 teaspoons of orange extract
  • 4 star anise

Instructions
 

  • Leave the rinds on the the orange and the peels on the apple, wash the fruits, and cut them into thin slices.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Stir briefly to combine.
  • Heat over low heat. Allow it to simmer for at least 30 minutes to 3 hours, but not to boil. Avoid letting it bubble as you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.
  • After it comes to a simmer, put the heat on the lowest setting to keep warm.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer to stain, and after, remove and discard the orange and apple slices, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, and allspice. I strain, but add fruit slices, 1 star anise, and 1 cinnamon stick in the glass.
  • Ladle the mulled wine into clear glass mugs.
  • Serve warm and garnish with more orange and apples slices and cinnamon sticks.

Notes

Notes

  • Use a Cheesecloth: You can also place the oranges, cloves, cardamon, allspice, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Simply pull out the cheesecloth and strain when ready to serve.
  • Serving size: You can make 1/2 the recipe and serve to 2-4 people.

Equipment Needed

  • large pot
  • ladle
  • clear glasses
Keyword Christmas beverage, holiday beverages, Non-alcoholic mulled wine
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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