An easy and flavorful holiday drink this Mulled Wine is perfect for your holiday parties with minimal ingredients that go a long way!
When it comes to the holiday season you can never go wrong with a good drink recipe! One thing during those cold winter nights that we love to do is curl up under the blankets with a nice hot drink of cider, hot chocolate or even this Mulled Wine recipe.
So we love our slow cooker, probably more than the average Joe. We use it year round because we get to be so busy that when you are able to just throw something together and forget about it the it turns into one of absolute favorite recipes ever.
A lot of people overlook the uses of their slow cooker and thing that just savory meals are made in them, well think again my friends. The slow cooker is perfect for sweets AND DRINKS!!
This mulled wine recipe is perfect, comforting, easy and has just enough spice that there hasn’t been anyone that I’ve served it to that hasn’t been asking for a second mug full!
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?
- Red wine
- Apple cider
- Star of anise
- Cinnamon sticks
You guys have to believe me when I say that this is one of the easiest recipes one the planet. You can also easily make this non-alcoholic for those non drinkers in your life by using alcohol removed wine. They come in a variety such as white Zinfandel, pinot, red, moscato, etc.
The apple cider in this mulled wine recipe really sets off the sweetness with just a touch of honey that doesn’t overpower this recipe at all.
It literally is such a warm and comforting slow cooker drink recipe that you won’t want to pass up.
Some other fun slow cooker drink recipes for the cold weather I love are:
- Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Rum
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Lattes
- Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider
- Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Does’t this just make you want to curl up on the couch and keep warm with a hot glass of something right now? I vote for this Mulled Wine, I mean how could you not love this.
The mulled wine spices are really subtle, but you can taste each and every one of then just enough with each and every sip of this recipe.
As much as I hate licorice, the anise really doesn’t give that potent of licorice flavor at all and it really blends in well with the cinnamon and cloves that they have their own little spice gang going on that work well together.
HOW DO YOU MAKE MULLED WINE?
- Grab a 6qt slow cooker.
- Mix all ingredients together and give it a good stir.
- Cook on low for about 2 hours.
- Ladle into mugs or cups and serve.
Seriously!! This is such an easy recipe and I know I keep saying that but trust me, if you make this for your next holiday party your friends will think that you put so much effort into creating this super hard drink when all you really did was nothing.
Now I won’t lie, I love that feeling. I feel like I’m being super frugal and on one really needs to know your secret when it comes to the ease of your recipe!
So what are you waiting for, hop to it and make this slow cooker mulled wine recipe ASAP!
If you like this recipe you might also like:
- Slow Cooker Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
- Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
- 1 750ml bottle red wine
- 4 cups apple cider
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 orange sliced
- 6 oz cranberries
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 star anise
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- Add everything to your slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours.
- Ladle into mugs and serve warm.
PIN IT FOR LATER!
How much honey do you use?
I’m so sorry that wasn’t included in the ingredients list, its 1/4 cup.
Any particular kind of red wine that you prefer to make this with?
We aren’t particular on any certain brand, I would just go with what you like best.
You can never have enough holiday punch recipes! This sounds amazing…and your photos are so pretty!!!
That looks gorgeous and your photos are just beautiful!
In love with this for the holidays! Can’t wait to make it!
This is such a gorgeous holiday recipe. I pinned it just the other day!
Not only does this sound amazing, but it LOOKS amazing too!!