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Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

Elevate your evenings with our exquisite Slow Cooker Mulled Wine. Crafted for chilly nights and festive gatherings, this blend of warmth and spices is a sensory delight. Sip responsibly—or not; let every moment be a celebration! 😉🍷

Total Time
1 h 30 min
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Ingredients for 6 Servings

  • 1 bottle (750ml) red wine (choose a medium-bodied wine like Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
    1/2 cup orange juice
    1/4 cup brandy (optional)
    1/4 cup honey (adjust to taste)
    1 orange, sliced
    1 lemon, sliced
    1 cinnamon stick
    3-4 whole cloves
    2-3 star anise pods
    1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (optional)
    Orange and lemon zest for garnish (optional)
    Fresh cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    1 h 15 min

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  1. 1. Prepare the Slow Cooker:
    Set your slow cooker to its lowest setting, typically “Warm” or “Low.”

    2. Combine Ingredients:
    Pour the red wine, orange juice, brandy (if using), and honey into the slow cooker.
    Add the sliced orange, lemon, cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise pods.
    If you’re using a vanilla bean, add it to the mixture as well.

    3. Heat and Infuse:
    Cover the slow cooker with the lid and allow the mixture to heat gently.
    Let it simmer and infuse for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Avoid boiling.

    4. Serve:
    Once the mulled wine is infused with the spices and flavors, it’s ready to serve.
    Use a ladle to pour the mulled wine into heatproof glasses or mugs.

    5. Garnish (Optional):
    Garnish each glass with a strip of orange or lemon zest and a fresh cinnamon stick for an extra touch of aroma and presentation.

    6. Enjoy:
    Sip and savor your delicious Slow Cooker Mulled Wine, relishing the warmth and comforting flavors of the season.

    Pro Tip
    • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less honey according to your taste preferences.
    • If you prefer a stronger alcoholic kick, you can add more brandy.
    • Avoid boiling the mulled wine in the slow cooker as it can affect the flavors; keep it on the low setting.
    • To make it visually appealing, you can float some fresh cranberries or apple slices in the glasses.
    • Mulled wine can be prepared in advance and kept warm in the slow cooker for guests to enjoy throughout an evening or gathering.


Welcome to the heartwarming world of Slow Cooker Mulled Wine. This timeless recipe brings together the rich depth of red wine, the bright notes of citrus, and the comforting embrace of spices · all effortlessly melded in your trusty slow cooker. Whether you’re cozying up by the fireplace, hosting a festive gathering, or simply seeking a sip of pure comfort, our recipe promises the essence of the holiday season in a glass. Explore the ease of preparation and the art of slow infusion as you embark on a sensory journey of flavor and fragrance. Cheers to the warmth of the season, one delicious sip at a time.

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