Don’t you love a recipe that’s so simple? I’m always looking for a recipe that I can make ahead of time for big groups — or even just enough to keep in my fridge to get me through a cold spell!

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My recipe for Mulled Apple Cider Wine is so fragrant that it’ll leave your whole home in the perfect state for a big party, a small gathering, or just a little cuddle time with the one you love.

Do Ahead Mulled wine can be made 3-4 hours ahead. You can cover it and store at room temperature, or chill up to 3 days. I highly recommend you rewarm it over medium-low heat before serving.

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Quick Cider-Mulled Wine
Quick Cider-Mulled Wine
Print Recipe Quick Cider-Mulled Wine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Comfort, Drinks, Fall, Holiday, Winter
Servings: 6 people
Author: Epicurious


  • 1 bottle juicy light red wine, such as Beaujolais
  • 4 ounces brandy
  • 2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks; plus 6 more for serving (optional)
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced


  • Bring wine, brandy, apple cider, star anise, cloves, and 2 cinnamon sticks to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the juice of one orange. Reduce heat to low and simmer until flavors are infused, about 15 minutes.
  • Divide among mugs, garnish with 6 cinnamon sticks and orange rind. Serve in mugs or coffee cups

I hope you enjoy this comforting cold weather drink as much as I do. It’s the epitome of autumn in a glass! 🍂🍁🍷