Holiday Must-Haves: Mulled Wine
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Holiday Must-Haves: Mulled Wine

Instantly make the holidays feel festive with this warm, spiced toddy.

 Photo: Hannah Pemberton / Unsplash

Recipe courtesy of Cuisine at Home


Makes 8 servings (about 8 cups) 

Total time: about 11/4 hours



  • 2 bottles dry red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or Malbec)
  • 1.5 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brandy 
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (2–3 inches) 
  • \Peels and juice of 2 oranges 
  • 15 allspice berries 



  1. Combine wine, brown sugar, brandy, orange liqueur, 2 cinnamon sticks, orange peels, and orange juice in a 4-qt. slow cooker. 
  2. Tie allspice and cloves in cheese-cloth; add to slow cooker. 
  3. Cover slow cooker and heat on high or low setting until hot, but not boiling, and spice flavors infuse, about 1 hour; reduce heat to warm. Discard orange peels and spice sachet. 
  4. Serve mulled wine warm; garnish servings with cinnamon sticks.


Per serving: 373 cal; 0g total fat (0g sat); 0mg chol; 12 mg sodium; 49g carb; 0g fiber; 0g protein

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