Mulled Wine (Wassail Recipe)

Vibrant Mulled Wine (Hot Wassail Recipe) on #christmas #holidayWe’re sharing a fragrant Mulled Wine (Wassail Recipe) just in time for the holidays!

Mulled Wine (Hot Wassail Recipe) on #christmas #holiday
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When’s the last time you had a hot steaming cup of homemade wassail?

If you’re answer is never, or even over a year ago, this is your moment. Don’t miss it!

How to Make Mulled Wine (Hot Wassail Recipe) on #christmas #holiday

Mulled wine, also known as wassail, is a hot holiday punch meant to warm the belly and spirit at the same time.

It’s rich and dark with layer upon layer of festive flavor, starting with red wine, apple cider, orange juice, fresh fruit, and aromatic spices.

Mulled Wine (Hot Wassail Recipe) on #christmas #holiday

I like to add a vanilla bean to my wassail recipe because I feel it mellows the wine, helping it to blend seamlessly with the spices.

Festive Mulled Wine (Hot Wassail Recipe) on #christmas #holiday

When making mulled wine you can pour all the ingredients for the wassail recipe in a large slow cooker and let it simmer and fill the house with a tantalizing aroma for hours. Or you can make it quickly on the stovetop. I’ve included both methods in today’s recipe.

Perfect Mulled Wine (Hot Wassail Recipe) on #christmas #holiday

Cooking the wine does eliminate some of the alcohol, but not all, making it a nice light boozy beverage for the grownups at your holiday gatherings.

Make sure to check out my non-alcoholic wassail recipe for the kids!


Mulled Wine (Hot Wassail Recipe) on #christmas #holiday

Mulled Wine (Wassail Recipe)

Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 3 mins
You've got to try this delicious Mulled Wine (Wassail Recipe) for the holidays this year! Made with red wine, juices, fragrant spices, and vanilla.
Servings: 12 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Mulled Wine (Wassail Recipe)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 244
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 29g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 42.2%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 2 – 750ml bottles fruity red wine, like a rioja or pinot nior
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 2 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups frozen pitted cherries
  • 1 large apple, sliced thin into rounds
  • 1 large orange sliced thin into rounds
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 8-10 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut open from end to end
  • 1 teaspoon cloves


  1. Place all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Cover and turn on high for at least 3 hours, or on low for at least 5 hours.

  2. Ladle the hot mulled wine into glasses or mugs. Garnish with the fruit and cinnamon sticks.

Recipe Notes

STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS: Place all ingredients in a large sauce pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Cover and allow the mixture to steep until ready to serve.


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