Mulled Wine

Christmas markets all over the world serve mulled wine the first weekend of Advent. It's also easy to make it at home!


  • 1 750 ml bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ¼ c. brandy
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. prepared mulling spices or whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise pods
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh ground nutmeg
  • Peel of 1/2 orange, white pith removed


Using a pot on the stove or a slow cooker, stir the wine, brandy, maple syrup, cloves, star anise pods, cinnamon sticks, and orange peel together.

Heat on low until hot, about 1 hour. Lower the heat to warm, ladle into mugs, and garnish with cinnamon sticks, star anise pods or orange peel.

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