Classic Mulled Wine Recipe

finished mulled wine recipe by pop shop america hero

Looking for a winter warmer?  Try this Classic Mulled Wine Recipe from Pop Shop America.  It’s perfect for the chilly seasons!


  • 1 bottle Red Wine
  • 1 Orange (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 3 heaping tablespoons White Sugar (or Honey)
  • 10 whole Cloves
  • 4 pieces Star Anise
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • Splash of Brandy (optional)


  1. On low heat, combine orange slices, juice, sugar (or honey) and spices.
  2. Raise the mixture to a medium heat and allow for the sugar to melt, stirring often for about 15 minutes.  Reduce heat and allow the juice and spice mixture to cool a bit before adding the wine.
  3. Ensuring that the heat is on low, add the wine.
  4. Let the wine warm to a pleasurable drinking temperature, stirring occasionally.  Do not let the wine overheat or boil.
  5. Add a splash of brandy, if desired.
  6. Serve warm in a snifter and garnish with star anise pods, cinnamon sticks, and/or orange slices.

Keywords: Mulled Wine, Winter Spirits, Cozy Cocktails, Pop Shop America Recipes

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