Did you know mulled wine originated in the 2nd century by Romans who were trying to keep warm in the winter? It’s since come to be known as a popular winter holiday drink filled with all your favorite holiday flavors – sweet and savory warming spices, citrus, honey, and red wine. This yummy beverage is sure have you feeling extra cozy and festive!
Recipe by: Gimme Some Oven


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds (also peeled, if you would like a less-bitter drink)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 24 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste (or your desired sweetener)
  • optional add-in: 1/4 cup brandy (or your favorite liqueur)
  • optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise
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The featured image is a stock photo by Hannah Pemberton on Unsplash meant to represent this recipe.