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hot spiced wine recipe - sugar & cloth
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Mulled Wine Recipe

This simple hot spiced wine is super easy to make, and you can personalize it to make it as spicy or as sweet as you’d like
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: drink
Keyword: ashley rose, holiday cocktail, hot spice, red wine, spiced wine, sugar and cloth, vin chaud, warm drink
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 128kcal


  • Large pot or slow cooker


  • 2 bottles red wine We used Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 tsp brandy
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 fresh ginger slices from a 2" or 3" piece
  • 1 orange for zesting
  • 1 whole cloves or whole allpsice for garnishing


  • Pour the red wine into a large pot with the freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Add your spices, ginger, brown sugar, 4 cinnamon sticks, and orange zest and stir to dissolve the brown sugar. 
  • Warm the combination over medium heat, but do not bring to a boil.
  • Once evenly warmed and the sugar has dissolved, add the brandy and reduce to very low heat to serve warm or remove from heat to transfer to a punch bowl to serve at room temperature depending on your preference.
  • Garnish with remaining cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and orange zest.


Made way too big of a batch of mulled wine for your holiday party or want to make it in advance? Don't sweat it, you can store your spiced wine recipe in the fridge for up to three days.
When storing, make sure the wine is cooled to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container.
Reheating will affect the alcohol content, so keep that in mind as well! Of course, you can always just add in more brandy. Ha!


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg