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The Best Ever Mulled Wine

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
SERVES 4 Servings
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Classic red wine meets a cozy fall drink in my favorite concoction yet. This is The Best Ever Mulled Wine recipe, that's so simple and easy to make, yet is perfect for holiday parties, Thanksgiving, or anytime that you crave a drink that is both cozy and boozy. Make it with me, and you'll see!


  • 2 Large Oranges
  • 1 Bottle Merlot Wine
  • 1/3 Cup Brandy
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Star Anise
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries


  • Start by slicing one orange in half, and the second orange into even slices. Set aside your oranges once they’re cut.
  • Next, heat a large pot on the stove over low-medium heat.
  • Add in your orange slices, then squeeze the juice from the orange halves into the pot.
  • Then, pour in your merlot, followed by the brandy, maple syrup, and spices, stirring to fully incorporate.
  • Turn the heat up to medium to warm the mixture; just be sure to watch it carefully, so it doesn’t boil to bubble up (we just want it to steam). This should take about 4-5 minutes at most.
  • Next, reduce the heat to low and taste; if it’s not sweet enough for your liking, you can add in a dash more maple syrup. If you want it spicier, let it sit for up to another 5 minutes so the spices infuse.
  • Serve in mugs, garnish, and enjoy!

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