The best part of making a mulled wine (aside from drinking it) is the aroma that it will fill your house with while waiting for it to be made.  The beauty of this drink is that you can get as creative as you like with the flavors that you want to use and it is super simple to make. As far as choosing which style of wine you want to use, it is really personal preference.  Don’t ever let anyone tell you that a certain brand or style of wine is bad, or not good. You are the one that is drinking it, and if YOU like it, that should be all that matters. That being said, some pointers for choosing your wine for this particular drink.  If you are looking for something a little lighter in body and more fruit forward, you may want to look at a pinot noir. If its spice you are looking for to complement the wide array of spices you added to your mulled wine recipe, maybe choose a malbec. If it is body and some complexity you seek, try a cabernet.  The possibilities are really endless, and it is all up to you. Let’s get a pot, your wine, and spices and get this started. Cheers!


Mulled Wine

  • 1 750mL bottle of wine
  • ½ cup of B&B
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 1 orange zested and sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 4 star anise pods
  • 5 whole allspice


Using a medium sized saucepan, over a medium heat, add in all ingredients.  Bring mixture up to a slow boil, then reduce heat to a slow simmer. Let cook for 10 – 15 minutes.  Serve warm and garnish with a clove studded orange slice


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