Slow Cooker Mulled Wine is perfect for the holidays.
With winter making an early appearance here in the Midwest, it is the perfect time to make a warm, cozy cocktail like this Slow Cooker Mulled Wine.
This Slow Cooker Mulled Wine is quick and easy to make. Red wine is warmed in the slow cooker with aromatic holiday spices like cinnamon and cloves. Instead of just adding the cloves to the wine, I like to stud a piece of orange with the cloves. This way you don't end up with a clove in your drink!
You can definitely make this Slow Cooker Mulled Wine on the stove top too. Making mulled wine in the slow cooker is perfect for entertaining and during the holidays. This way it frees up a space on the stove top.
The key to making mulled wine is that you don't want to overheat the wine. You just want heat the wine, without bringing it to a boil. This way the alcohol won't cook out! For the slow cooker, you just want the wine to come up to a simmer on low. The cook time will depend on your slow cooker. I like to start checking the wine after 30 minutes. Once the wine comes up to a simmer and it warm, turn the slow cooker to the warm setting.
This Slow Cooker Mulled Wine is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly night!
- 1 Bottle Dry Red Wine
- 2 Cups Apple Cider
- ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
- ⅓ Cup Cranberries
- 1 Orange Sliced
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 6-8 Cloves, studded into one of the orange slices
- 1-2 Star Anise
- Additional Cinnamon Sticks and Star Anise, for garnish
- To the slow cooker, add the wine, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Stir.
- Cook on low just until the wine comes to a simmer and is warm. I like to start checking after 30 minutes. The length of time will depend on the slow cooker.
- Once the wine has come to a simmer and is warm, turn the setting onto warm.
- Ladle into glasses and add optional garnishes if desired.