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Magic Mulled Wine

Mmmmm…mulled wine — the perfect winter treat. This recipe is versatile, easy to scale, and can be customized with your favorite flavors and spices. Most importantly, it's damn delicious!



  • Wine (1 bottle): The go-to in the Miller household is a nice Merlot, but any mid-range bottle of dry red or white wine works well
  • Brandy (1/4 cup): You can also use Cointreau or another orange liqueur
  • Fresh oranges (2): One for mulling, one for garnish
  • Cinnamon Stick (2-4): Ground cinnamon if you don't have any sticks on hand.
  • Magic Mulling Spices (2-3 tbsp): Our classic blend of spices and citrus peel
  • Sweetener: Feel free to add sugar, honey, or syrup to taste



  • Combine ingredients: Add wine, brandy, orange slices, cinnamon, mulling spice, and sweetener to a large saucepan. Stir briefly to combine.
  • Simmer: Cook on medium heat until wine just barely reaches a simmer. (Avoid letting it bubble — you don’t want to boil off the alcohol.) Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  • Strain: Using a strainer, remove and discard the orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and mulling spice. Taste and add any extra sweetener as needed.
  • Serve: Serve warm, topped with your favorite garnishes.
  • Enjoy!