Spiced Holiday Mulled Wine in glass mugs with gold spoons, orange slices, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and maple leaves

Spiced Holiday Mulled Wine

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


Simple and quick spiced mulled wine done on the stove in just 20 minutes! The perfect warm beverage for a cold, stormy day.



  • 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine (I used cabernet sauvignon)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons grand mariner
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 6 whole cloves
  • Honey to sweeten as desired


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot over medium heat. Once it starts to steam, immediately reduce to a simmer (do NOT boil the wine!) and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove oranges, cloves, anise, and cinnamon sticks and toss away. Add honey if desired for a sweeter mulled wine.
  3. Ladle into heat proof glasses or mugs. Garnish with extra fresh orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise as desired. Enjoy!