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Glass cup with warm red wine garnished with a cinnamon stick, star anise and an orange slice.
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Slow Cooker Mulled Red Wine

This slow cooker mulled red wine recipe takes about 10 minutes to throw together! It is the perfect hot toddy for a chilly night or festive party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Adult Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas wine, Crock Pot Mulled Wine, mulled wine
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Kyle

Special Equipment

  • Slow cooker


  • 2 bottles red wine
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup honey
  • 8 whole cloves, (optional -extra for serving)
  • 6 star anise, (optional- extra for serving)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, (optional- extra for serving)
  • 1 orange, cut 3-4 large zest strips (peel only - not the white pith)
  • raw sugar cubes, (optional for serving)


  • Combine both bottles of wine, brandy, honey, cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks and orange zest strips into the slow cooker.
  • Stir the ingredients to combine and turn the cooker onto "high" heat. Cook the wine for ½ hour. Turn the heat to "low" and heat for another ½ hour. After the full hour of heating, keep the mulled wine on the "warm" setting while serving.
  • Before serving, use a mesh strainer or slotted spoon to remove the cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and the orange zest.


Gr8 Tips:
  • The recipe can be easily be doubled for a crowd. 
  • If you have leftover wine, cool it, remove all spices and store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • If you do not want to serve the wine from your slow cooker, pour it into a pot and keep it on the stove on the lowest heat. You do not need to keep the lid on the pan.
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