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Easy Mulled Wine

Adjust this recipe depending on how much wine you have left from cooking. Or, better yet, invest in a good-quality box wine for both cooking and mulled wine season!


Easy Mulled Wine Recipe by the CIA



Makes 4 Servings

  • 1/2 bottle of red wine, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups
  • 1 lemon, peel removed (without pith) and set aside, and juiced
  • 1 small orange or mandarin, peel removed (without pith) and set aside, and juiced
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • Sugar or honey, to taste


  1. Combine wine, brandy, citrus peels, juices, and spices in a small saucepan and heat gently until aromatic and simmering. Do not boil, and be careful to not ignite the alcohol over an open flame.
  2. Strain through a small mesh strainer into mugs and enjoy. Larger batches can be made using a slow cooker and a tea strainer to hold the spices.

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