Warm & Cozy Mulled Wine Recipes

Mulled wine combines wine with a variation of spices and a touch of fruit. Served warm, it is our favorite way to stay cozy in the winter season. Furthermore, the antioxidants in winter spices and vitamin C in citrus may provide additional health benefits – as if you needed another reason to try these recipes!

cabernet

Bold and flavorful, with an ABV of 14% to boost, Weed Cellars Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect candidate for mulled wine. Its ripe fruit and alcohol won’t burn off in the 20 minutes the beverage will spend on the stovetop, and its tannins add framework to the spices and juicy fruit.
 
Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 minutes
 
Ingredients:
1 bottle Weed Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
1 orange, sliced into rounds
4 cinnamon sticks
3 cardamom pods, slightly crushed
7 whole cloves
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
Orange slices and cinnamon sticks, for garnish
 
Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat. Leave the mixture on the stovetop over medium-low heat for another 15 minutes.
  2. Strain and transfer to 6 mugs. Garish each with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick, and serve warm.

 

Chenin Blanc

In white mulled wines, your choice of wine is particularly important, as the delicate balance of wine, spices, fruits, and sugar may be thrown off with an overly light or steely wine. Weed Cellars Chenin Blanc & Viognier has enough weight to anchor the fresh fruits and its stone fruit pair well with cranberry peach juice.
 
Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 minutes
 
Ingredients:
1 bottle Weed Cellars Chenin Blanc & Viognier
¼ cup white sugar
1 cup white cranberry peach juice
1 orange, sliced into rounds
¼ cup light rum
5 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole star anise
24 fresh cranberries
Orange slices, for garnish
 
Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the cranberries in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat. Leave the mixture on the stovetop over medium-low heat for another 10 minutes.
  2. Add in the cranberries and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Strain and transfer to 6 mugs. Garish each with an orange slice and 6 cranberries from the pot.

 

Pinot Noir

 
For a mulled wine you can sip on all night long, choose to make yours with Weed Cellars Central Coast Pinot Noir. Its aromatic red berry flavors and vibrant acidity complement the citrusy notions of the orange and apple cider.
 
Servings: 5
Total Time: 25 minutes
 
Ingredients:
1 bottle Weed Cellars Pinot Noir
3 cups apple cider
1 orange, sliced into rounds
3 whole star anise
5 whole cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon white sugar
4 Tablespoons honey
Lemon slice and cinnamon stick, for garnish
 
Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat. Leave the mixture on the stovetop over medium-low heat for another 15 minutes.
  2. Strain and transfer to 6 mugs. Garish each with an orange slice, a lemon slice and a cinnamon stick, and serve warm.

 

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