This is a spicy, sweet holiday wine inspired by my trip to Germany, where a similar drink is a traditional part of winter celebrations.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the oranges in strips, being careful to remove only the orange part, leaving the pith behind. Then, juice the oranges into a large, heavy-bottomed pot.

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  • Pour the red wine and white wine into the pot with the orange juice. Place the strips of orange zest, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and brown sugar into the pot with the wine mixture; stir to dissolve the sugar.

  • Cover and heat over medium-high until heated through, but not boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and heat for an hour or longer to bring all of the flavors together. Adjust the sweetness by adding more brown sugar, as necessary. Strain and serve hot with a splash of brandy, if desired.

Cook's Note:

You can keep this wine over low heat (or in a slow cooker) for quite a while. As the wine heats, some of the alcohol in the wine will evaporate out.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

211.4 calories; 0.5 g protein; 15.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 10.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
Every Christmas party I attend I am asked to bring this drink. I call it Mulled Wine. The only atleration I made is to put in ground ginger instead of the peels of ginger. It is the best drink ever! It is a keeper for the rest of my life. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2011
I made this wine and added a bit more brown sugar and grand marnier instead of brandy...sadly it came out tasting too much like ginger! If I decide to make it again I am thinking of just cutting the ginger down to only 1 inch piece and adding more sugar to sweeten the drink up. I don't know what wines everyone used in this recipe I used Shiraz and Chardonnay perhaps I should use sweeter wines? I don't know what I did but the drink is too "tangy." Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
Every Christmas party I attend I am asked to bring this drink. I call it Mulled Wine. The only atleration I made is to put in ground ginger instead of the peels of ginger. It is the best drink ever! It is a keeper for the rest of my life. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Awesome! I used a box of red wine no white. Smells wonderful and tastes even better. It tastes just like the spiced wine at the Christmas markets in Europe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2008
Excellent recipe as is I also tried a dash of nutmeg for a little more zing which was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2011
Very nice recipe. BTW - I have prepared this several times with different proportions of red:white wine and they all turned out interesting. Maybe I just like wine any which way:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
I have quite a few different spiced wine/mulled wine recipes and this one is great. Personally I like it better than with the honey. Honey can make the wine too sweet for me. This is simple and perfect. I used all red wine though and Grand Marnier instead of brandy. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is great for a chilly night. I had some cherry wine so used that as one of the reds and it worked perfectly. Like others I just used crushed ginger (about 1/4 teaspoon) and orange juice (about 1 cup). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2016
This was delicious; everyone at thanksgiving dinner LOVED it! I did the following: - Put crockpot on low & poured in 2 bottles of sangria & 1 bottle of pinot Grigio. - Put the orange zest tsp dried ginger tsp ground cloves tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cardamom in a coffee filter tied a string around it & put in crockpot. - Juiced 1 orange and filled the rest of the cup with store bought OJ. - Stirred in a little over cup brown sugar; Added cinnamon sticks and lemon & orange slices - Cooked on low for 2 hours & Let people pour brandy into their own cups as desired Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2013
Made this in a crockpot for my family Christmas dinner. Didn't strain. Looked beautiful & made for great presentation! It was the biggest hit of the day! Having it in a crockpot also allowed for all day use while keeping it the perfect temperature. This will be a staple every Christmas from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2012
Hot Spiced Christmas Wine I've made spiced mulled wine for years and everybody always wants me to make some for them for Christmas to take home. I make mine with Sangria; a red Port; cinnamon; cardomom; nutmeg; cloves; brown sugar; and fresh cut slices of oranges and lemons. I don't use exact measurements but make it 'to taste'. I can only suggest readers do the same as not everyone likes the same amount of this or that. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2011
I made this wine and added a bit more brown sugar and grand marnier instead of brandy...sadly it came out tasting too much like ginger! If I decide to make it again I am thinking of just cutting the ginger down to only 1 inch piece and adding more sugar to sweeten the drink up. I don't know what wines everyone used in this recipe I used Shiraz and Chardonnay perhaps I should use sweeter wines? I don't know what I did but the drink is too "tangy." Read More
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