Mulled Cranberry Wine

This is a really warming, soothing drink to cuddle up with by a fire while watching something that warms your soul as well like It’s A Wonderful Life. Spicy with a hit of lemon and orange, this drink will just make you happy. It certainly will bring a smile to your face, or many faces at a holiday party. It is pretty much like sangria with spices…and who doesn’t love sangria?



1 750 ml bottle of red wine (I like Riunite’s Lambrusco or sweet reds)

1 orange, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1/3 c. sugar (to taste)

2 c. cranberry juice

2 cinnamon sticks

5 whole cloves

2 star anise pods

1/4″ slice of fresh ginger (optional)


Slice orange and lemon into rounds. Peel ginger and cut 1/4″ slice. Add all ingredients to a pot (can put the spices in a spice strainer if you wish) and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Can easily double and can also cook in a slow cooker all day on low/warm.

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