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Slow Cooker Spiced Wine

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Hot Spiced Wine—the best mulled wine with brandy, apple cider, and spices. This traditional mulled wine is festive, easy, and perfect for parties!

Ingredients

  • 750 ml red wine — (1 bottle) — choose something fruity but not too sweet—Merlot, Zinfandel, or Cabernet Sauvignon all work well
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 orange — zested and juiced
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • Orange slices — for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks — for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add wine, cider, honey, orange zest, and orange juice to a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. Stir to combine. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and star anise. Cook on low until warm, 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your slow cooker. Stir in the brandy.
  2. Ladle into mugs and serve with an orange slice and cinnamon sticks. To keep the wine warm, leave the slow cooker on the "Keep Warm" setting. If your slow cooker does not have a warm setting, alternate between "Low" and "Off."

Recipe Notes

  • To make this recipe on the stove: simmer the wine, apple cider, orange zest and juice, and spices in a large pot or Dutch oven the stove over low heat for 30 minutes, instead of heating in the slow cooker. Do not let the wine boil Add the brandy and serve.
  • This recipe scales easily. Feel free to increase the batch size by as much as your slow cooker or pot will hold.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Mulled Wine Recipe, Slow Cooker Spiced Wine

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 6), about 8 fluid ounces) — Calories: 222, Sodium: 26mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g

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