Mulled Red Wine Sangria

5 from 1 vote

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Mulled Red Red Wine Sangria is like a delicious warm hug in a mug. Try this easy warm sangria recipe this holiday season and all winter long.

It’s destined to become one of your favorite easy Christmas recipes!

Two glasses of mulled sangria
Mulled Red Wine Sangria from Platter Talk

About this recipe

Mulled red wine sangria is winter’s answer to our favorite summer drink, our very own red wine sangria recipe.

It features similar tones of red wine and citrus, only it is complimented with some warmth, both in temperature and spices.

Overhead view of mulled sangria with orange slices
This mulled red wine sangria is infused with star anise, cinnamon, and honey.

Mulled wine is a wine that is heated and infused with spices. It typically is red wine and different regions of the world have different versions of mulled red wine.

What’s in this Mulled Red Wine Sangria

  • Red wine
  • Orange juice
  • Honey
  • Star Anise
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Brandy

The beautiful thing about this mulled red wine recipe is that you can add whatever sounds good to you. If you don’t have brandy on hand, skip it!

No whole cloves in your spice rack? Try a pinch of ground cloves or maybe some nutmeg.

You can put this together in just 10 minutes, or make it in a slow cooker and have a party in a crock pot!

A glass of mulled sangria with fruit
Mulled red wine sangria can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.

We were given these beautiful double walled mugs from Joy Jolt.  They are microwave and dishwasher safe and you can order them gift wrapped for this holiday season!

Two glasses with mulled sangria and a plate of fruit
Try this easy mulled red wine recipe this holiday season!

For Christmas Eve, we thought Santa might want to wash down his Christmas Cookies with a swig or two of this version of our Mulled Sangria; it has fresh Wisconsin cranberries in the mix! See more cranberry recipes on Platter Talk.

A crockpot of fruit, with mulled Sangria
Mulled Sangria with Fresh Cranberries.

Mulled Red Wine Sangria

5 from 1 vote
Enjoy this mulled red wine recipe this holiday season and throughout the cold winter months.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 8


  • 750 ml Red Wine
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 8 Whole Cloves
  • 1 Orange, Sliced into rounds
  • 8 Star Anise
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks


  • Using a large saucepan over, combine the wine, orange juice, brandy, and honey. Add the cloves and star anise and cinnamon sticks.  Bring to a simmer, not a boil, over medium heat and then reduce heat to medium-low.  Gently simmer over low temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Serve while warm and garnish with orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks and star anise, if desired.


Calories: 153kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 201mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 16.7mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
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This recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly.

Meet the Platter Talk Guys

Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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