Spiced Citrus-Infused Mulled Wine

This spiced mulled wine recipe is a delightful and easy-to-make holiday cocktail that warms the soul with its aromatic and flavorful blend of red wine, brandy, and festive spices. The combination of orange slices, star anise, cloves, and cinnamon sticks creates a deliciously cozy drink that embodies the spirit of the season. Perfect for large gatherings or intimate celebrations, this mulled wine is sure to become a festive favorite.

Spiced Citrus-Infused Mulled Wine

A delightful spiced mulled wine with red wine, brandy, and festive spices, perfect for the holiday season.

4.89 from 91 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 5 oz. red wine
  • 1/2 oz. brandy
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 fresh orange slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise pod


  1. In a small pot, combine the red wine and brandy.
  2. Add the orange slices, star anise pods, cloves, and cinnamon stick to the pot.
  3. Stir in the honey or maple syrup to taste.
  4. Heat the mixture over medium heat, bringing it to a gentle simmer while stirring occasionally.
  5. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
  6. Serve the mulled wine immediately or keep it warm until ready to serve.
  7. Garnish the serving mug with a fresh orange slice, a cinnamon stick, and a star anise pod.