Cranberry Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is one of those holiday season things that I love to make just for the feeling and the aroma I get from the process. It makes the house smell amazing for hours and there’s a cozy-at-home vibe that can’t be beat. Plus, it takes very little effort. 

Cranberry Mulled Wine

serves 6


  • 1 750ml bottle dry, fruity red wine (like Merlot or Grenache)
  • 8 oz cranberry juice
  • 4 oz maple syrup or granulated sugar
  • 4 oz brandy
  • 1 orange, sliced into thick rounds
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, cut into large chunks
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 2 star anise


  1. Step 1

    Place all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and allow to very gently simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve and serve warm in heatproof mugs, garnished with orange slices, cranberries, and a cinnamon stick in each.


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