Hot Spiced Mulled Wine

I’ll come right out and say it. I’m already over winter here in NJ and it has barely begun. The cold and dreary weather really gets me down and I basically want nothing more than to hibernate until April. Luckily I have my coping mechanisms and they include lots of hot beverages and warm blankets. This hot spiced mulled wine makes any winter night a whole lot better and it is so simple to make!

My first order of business was assembling the ingredients for the hot spiced mulled wine. That was actually the most challenging part of this recipe! I found a fantastic bag of mulling spices here and used them as a base. Then I supplemented them with a few extra flavors of my own, which included a cinnamon stick, whole cloves, fennel seeds, fresh rosemary and orange peel. I used a syrah and malbec blend, but any red wine works.
I enclosed most of my spices and flavorings in my tea strainer so that it would be easy to remove them. Everything went into the pot and I brought the hot spiced mulled wine to a gentle boil. Then I turned the heat down to low and it steeped for around 30 minutes. That let it really develop big flavor.

Once it was done and I removed the spices, I just ladled the hot spiced mulled wine into my mugs! This recipe yielded enough for my hubby and I to each fill our little mugs most of the way. The wine reduced a bit as it cooked, which made it more concentrated. A little went a long way! So cheers to getting through winter and looking forward to warmer days. I hope you all enjoy this comforting drink (responsibly)! xoxo

Hot Spiced Mulled Wine
Hot Spiced Mulled Wine
5 from 1 vote
Hot Spiced Mulled Wine
Hot Spiced Mulled Wine
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

There is really nothing like some hot spiced mulled wine on a cold, snowy night! It is so easy to make and really warms the soul. 

Course: Drinks
Keyword: Hot Spiced Mulled Wine, Wine
Servings: 4
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 tablespoon mulling spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole mandarin orange peeled
  • 1 bottle red wine 750 ml size
  1. Combine the mulling spices, fennel seeds, rosemary leaves, and cloves in a fine mesh tea strainer and close it up tightly. Then get a medium to large pot on the stove, pour the wine in it and add the tea strainer of spices, cinnamon stick and the peel from the orange. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low. Let it all steep together for at least 30 minutes. Remove the peel, cinnamon stick and tea strainer of goodness with a slotted spoon when it is done. Then ladle it into heat proof glasses or mugs and serve immediately while hot!
Nutrition Facts
Hot Spiced Mulled Wine
Amount Per Serving (1 glass)
Calories 157
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Hot Spiced Mulled Wine
Hot Spiced Mulled Wine


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