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Hot Spiced Wine
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Hot Spiced Wine

This hot spiced wine is the perfect cocktail for the coldest winter nights. Since it makes enough for a small crowd, invite your friends over to enjoy a glass with you!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: cocktail, Holiday
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 5
Calories: 260kcal


  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  • Add wine, orange juice, orange slices, maple syrup, and spices (cinnamon, anise, and cloves) to a medium saucepan and turn heat on low.
  • Heat on very low for about 20-30 minutes or until fragrant. Do not simmer or boil.
  • Turn off the heat and remove orange slices and strain out the spices. Stir in the brandy.
  • Serve hot in glasses garnished with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.


  • Red wine suggestions: Use a dry red wine like Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, or Pinot Noir. You can also use a red wine blend.
  • Brandy alternative: You can also use bourbon in this recipe if you don't have brandy.
  • For a sweeter mulled wine: add 2 cups apple cider to the pot when cooking. We love making it with apple cider!
  • Spices: Spices can also be added to a bit of cheesecloth that has been tied up with string if you don't want to strain before serving. 
  • Crockpot: Add all of the ingredients from step one to a crockpot and heat on low for 1 hour until hot and then switch to "keep warm" setting until ready to serve. 


Serving: 1Drink | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg