How to make mulled wine slow cooker

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We are basically in the winter season and with all the hectic situations happening around us, we just want to curl up on a comfy sofa with a hot drink in our hand.

Whether you like hot chocolate, tea, or mulled wine, any hot drink cuppa will pretty much give you another reason to snuggle up and watch a good movie or read your favorite blog.

Making mulled wine is not as complicated as you might think and the recipe that we sharing further down this article will surely inspire you to prepare this spicy drink for yourself or to enjoy with your friends.

Drinking mulled wine in the winter is very common in European countries. My grandparents were preparing this spicy drink on the weekend and it was a joy to sit inside the house next to the woodstove, watching the snow and sipping slowly mulled wine made with homemade wine from the vineyard.

The mulled wine recipe back then was much simple; despite the fact, my grandmother always managed to prepare this drink deliciously enough.

Before you proceed to the recipes, I would like to recommend using Cabernet Sauvignon red wine, as is a good quality wine and cost-effective.

Now let’s get back to our recipe; how to make mulled wine slow cooker.

Traditional Spicy Mulled wine with oranges

Traditional Spicy Mulled wine with oranges


for 8 servings

  • 5 cups red wine(1.2 L)
  • 1 cup of sugar(200 g)
  • 2 oranges, sliced very thin
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 small ginger root


Add the red wine and sugar in a saucepan on a slow cooker. Whisk slowly until the sugar dissolves properly. Next, add orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cloves, peppercorns, and ginger.

Turn the heat to high until you see that it starts to boil, then quickly remove it from the heat and allow it to settle for 1 minute.

Pour into mugs and garnish with fresh orange slices or quarters. Enjoy drinking by yourself, with family and friends, or just take some super cozy Insta feed pictures.

Cranberry & Orange Mulled Wine

Cranberry & Orange Mulled Wine


for 4 servings

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 ½ cups brandy (350 mL)
  • 1 cup cranberry juice(250 mL)
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries(100 g)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 oranges, thin sliced


Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes on low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the steam to settle, then pour into mugs and garnish with quarter oranges.

Choose some cute mugs to enjoy the mulled wine drink

Did you know that mulled wine is best served in organic ceramic mugs? Even the mug itself gives a better aroma to this winter drink.

Mulled Sangria recipe

Mulled Sangria recipe


for 6 servings

  • 10 tablespoon honey
  • 2 stars anises
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 1 glass brandy (240 mL)
  • 1 orange, sliced very thin
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime cut in quarters or slices for garnish
  • 1 bottle red wine


We add in a large saucepan the honey, star anise, cinnamon sticks, brandy, orange slices, orange limes, and wine and stir well while cooking on medium heat for about 4 minutes.

Ladle the sangria into mugs and garnish with lime slices. You can prepare this drink at Christmas and New Year’s eve or any other event that you want to surprise your guests.

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Appleberry mulled wine – You can buy here similar mug

Appleberry mulled wine


for 12 serving

  • 150ml red wine
  • 1l apple juice
  • 115g caster sugar
  • cinnamon stick 
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 tbsp orange Liquor
  • 3 small red-skinned apples, sliced into rings


In a large saucepan add the wine, apple juice, sugar, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Heat gently, stirring slowly until the sugar has dissolved, then continue heating gently for another 7 minutes.

Allow to settle for 1 minute and pour into mugs garnishing with orange slices. Enjoy!

When the cold season is kicking in, I love preparing mulled wine with spices, and mostly, I love the smell that spreads around the kitchen; somehow it gives me a good feeling that I need to relax and enjoy the moment.

I’ve noticed that there are mulled wine recipes that recommend boiling the wine with ingredients for more than 40 minutes and I want to clarify why is wrong to do that.

First of all, when you boil the wine, all the alcohol vapors are spread in the air which leaves the drink tasteless and those vapors can make you feel dizzy if the room is not ventilated properly.

Benefits of drinking mulled wine slow cooker

Among the benefits of drinking mulled wine there are energy, better digestion, stimulates food appetite, contains strong antioxidants. Melatonin is another healthy property of drinking red wine and helps to rebalance your biological clock.

Drinking a glass of red wine before going to sleep might actually improve your sleep.

Red wine helps reduce the risk of developing cancer. Specialists recommend drinking 1-2 glasses of red wine a day, fact that proves to lower hypertension and prevent atherosclerosis ( in other words, red wine helps blood vessels to relax and let the blood flow correctly due to
nitric oxide).

Nitric oxide is a compound in the body that causes blood vessels to widen and stimulates the release of certain hormones, such as insulin and human growth hormone. Source of this information on Medical news today.

Another great benefit of red wine is that it contains Resveratrol, a chemical compound that proves to protect the brain from developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Read more about Resveratrol on

Nutrition value:

Among many vitamins and minerals, red wine is packed with potassium,  fluoride, phosphorus, and choline.


Potassium helps regulate heart rate, helps in the synthesis of protein and nucleic acid, energy production, and conversion of blood sugar into glycogen.


Fluoride is a mineral that can prevent tooth decay and keep tooth enamel strong.


Phosphorus helps turn food into energy, helps kidney function, metabolism, cell proliferation and supports heart muscle contractions.


Choline – is part of the B vitamin family and helps maintain overall health. It also contributes to the proper functioning of memory.

I hope you like these recipes and the informations provided and you will consider including a glass of red wine at your dinner next time.

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31 Responses

  1. Brittney Pagan says:

    Why did I never think of making mulled wine in the slow cooker before?! I was just wondering what to serve with my Thanksgiving feast this year. The traditional spicy mulled wine with oranges sounds perfect.

  2. I haven’t tried making wine in a crock pot yet. but you have me inspired to try!

  3. Elizabeth O says:

    It all looks and sounds wonderful. I can’t even remember the last time I had mulled wine. Many moons ago and it was delicious. 🙂

  4. Claudia says:

    I love mulled wine. It’s such a warm, inviting drink, especially during the holidays. I can’t wait to try my hand at making it.

  5. Brianne says:

    I love this recipe! Mulled wine is one of my favorite winter and holiday drinks. I’ve never made it myself before, but it sounds a lot easier than I thought it would be!

  6. Surekha says:

    Nothing fills me with more holiday spirit than mulled wine. I love how easy this recip is. I’m definitely making it. I can’t wait to taste mulled wine that I made myself!

  7. Emily Fata says:

    Yuuuummy! This looks like it would be such a great recipe to try out over the winter holidays.

  8. knycx says:

    I love mulled wine and you have a wonderful recipe! I would love to make that for my friends and family during Christmas and I think they will like it too! – Knycx Journeying

  9. Ashley t says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this and now that you’ve showed me how I will definitely try it this year.

  10. I have heard about using the crock pot to make beverages like hot chocloate and cider. I will add this to the list.

  11. Oh yes, red wine is a great choice! I highly second that suggestion!

  12. thehealthfulideas says:

    Looks so delicious! I love mulled wine, makes the house smell amazing!

  13. Lots of options for wine fans. Holidays bring some unique flavors into the recipes.

  14. Rose Ann Sales says:

    Thanks for the idea. I will definitely try this on my slow cooker.

  15. Rose Ann Sales says:

    The mugs are so cute! Thanks for suggesting.

  16. kileen says:

    Oh wow what a neat and unique idea to make wine in a slow cooker! I have never heard of this or even knew this was a thing! I would love to try this out this holiday season.

  17. crisshex88 says:

    Very good, but I admit that I always drink it at someone else’s house because I don’t know how to prepare xD

  18. Bill says:

    I have to try this. I love mulled wine, but I never knew how it was made, really. I didn’t realize you could make it yourself so easily.

  19. Mm yummy, these are great options for the holidays. Definitely want to try these out.

  20. Stine Mari says:

    I absolutely love mulled wine and so great to be able to make it in the slow cooker!

  21. Heather says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had mulled wine, but I keep stumbling on recipes, so it may be a sign to try it out this year!

  22. Matt says:

    Looks great! I don’t drink alcohol but could always leave it out, I am sure the drinks would still taste great.

  23. Dominique says:

    Oh man I have to make some of this tonight! Thank you!

  24. Ashley t says:

    I would love to try and make mulled wine. It looks and sounds so good.

  25. anas says:

    OMG I need to try this out! Looks so good thanks for sharing this gem!

  26. katrina m kroeplin says:

    this looks so good, i so need some right now.

  27. Kaitlyn says:

    I’ve never tried these but they sound so good

  28. rachel says:

    Aaaaand adding this to my holiday recipes now! 🙂

  29. Blair villanueva says:

    Wow, you are making us excited for Christmas! Maybe I’ll make this for our New Year’s treat.

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