Festive Spiced Mulled Wine

This homemade mulled wine recipe is perfect for adding warmth and festive cheer to any gathering. With the fragrant aroma of cinnamon, star anise, and cloves, combined with the rich flavor of red wine, this comforting beverage will delight your guests and create a cozy ambiance.

Festive Spiced Mulled Wine

A festive mulled wine recipe featuring a delightful blend of red wine and warming spices, perfect for entertaining and adding a touch of holiday magic.

4.97 from 57 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 5 oz. red wine
  • 1 large cinnamon stick or 2 small ones
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 strips lemon zest, pared using a vegetable peeler
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar


  1. In a large pan, combine the red wine, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemon zest, and sugar.
  2. Cook the mixture over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the flavors to infuse for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Reheat the mulled wine without boiling, stir in the sloe gin if using, and then pour it into mugs or heatproof glasses.