Mulled Red Wine


On New Year’s Eve last year, Dan, Josh and I spent the evening at the bluegrass show at the Living Room in New York City. The special that evening was mulled wine; fruity red wine filled with spices and garnished with orange slices.

Ever since, I’ve been looking for an excuse to recreate that mulled wine. Christmas parties seem like the perfect opportunity, no? Alternatively, it can be sipped while you decorate the tree. Or while you watch the best Christmas movie of all time, White Christmas. Or while you watch my second favorite, Elf. Or, you know, a random Wednesday in winter.


Mulled Red Wine

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6 glasses

Mulled Red Wine

This recipe is easily doubled for a party. Any dry red wine will work…even the cheap stuff. I chose to use a fruity Shiraz, but feel free to play around with it and find a wine that works for you.


  • 1 750-mL bottle of dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 medium orange, thinly sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice berries


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on High for 30 minutes. Stir and turn to the Warm setting. Serve warm garnished with orange slices or cinnamon sticks.



  1. Linda says

    I didn’t know you liked “Elf” that much! We’ll have to watch it when savvyDad is not around, I don’t think he cares for it;)

  2. says

    Definitely trying this! Quick question (and it might be lame), but where do you find allspice berries?! Just in the spices section? I normally shop at Trader Joe’s, so I sometimes get lost in big chain grocery stores when I look for specialty ingredients!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I have found it in both the spices section and the bulk section of grocery stores! It will probably just be labeled “allspice”…you just want the whole allspice, not the ground, for this recipe