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Margaret's Hot Mulled Wine

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"My grandmother Margaret loved to entertain. This was one of her favorite beverages for cold, blustery, rainy days. We've served it through the years, usually during the holidays, and it's always a huge hit. If desired, serve flecked with nutmeg."
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20 m servings 213
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; dissolve sugar in water. Stir in lemon quarter, cloves, and cinnamon into water; boil for 10 minutes. Strain and return to saucepan.
  2. Stir red wine into water-sugar mixture; heat until piping hot, but not boiling, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To heat the wine without boiling it and to keep it hot, I often pour it into a slow cooker and add the strained spiced water there.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 213 calories; 0.1 18.7 0.3 0 12 Full nutrition

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I used the claret shown in the photo and it was way too strong. So we cut in about 200ml water and about 1/2 cup orange juice. Now it tastes right.

I made as written for it but decided to add star anise to this one. It was ok but better as written. This was heavy on the cloves for me but hubby liked it a lot.