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mulled wine

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

Serves: 4

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1 bottle medium-bodied red wine, such as merlot
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brandy
1 orange, peeled and juiced
3 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise pods
1 whole nutmeg pod
4 whole cloves


In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine all of the ingredients. Cover with the lid and cook on low heat for 3 hours. Ladle into mugs and serve.

About the recipe

Making fragrant mulled wine in a slow cooker can be a nice hands-off approach to entertaining. Just combine all the ingredients over low heat and let the slow cooker work its magic for a few hours. Because the sugar and spices would kill any of a good wine’s subtle nuances, be sure to use a less expensive wine for this cocktail.