Crock-Pot Mulled Wine

by - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

During the holiday season I love to try to make recipes that I have had at holiday parties(and loved, of course)! A couple of years ago at a work party at my director's home he served some mulled wine that he had made in the crock-pot. What I noticed first was the intoxicating smell coming from the kitchen which filled the home with a cinnamon and cardamom aroma that was amazing. After trying it, I was hooked! 

Mulled wine is also known as Glögg which is Scandinavian. It is traditionally made with raisins and mulling spices and heated over a fire. It is also very popular in Germany and Austria where they refer to it as Glühwein.

This year I finally got around to making some of my own! I searched around the web for recipes and tips and came up with a recipe that is a conglomeration of several. I have now made it on three different occasions since Thanksgiving and I think I have finally mastered it! Beware that this is an adult drink and the alcohol definitely does not cook out of it! Here is the recipe I will be making every year from now on! Enjoy


  • 1.5L Bottle Red Wine(I recommened Cabernet Sauvignon; use the cheapest possible, no need to waste the good stuff here!)
  • 3/4 cup spiced rum or brandy(here again I stress the cheap factor)
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • 3/4 cup white Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
  • 5-6 whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1-2 peeled and pulled apart Oranges or Tangerines
  • 8 whole Cloves
  • 5 Cardamom Pods
  • Oranges for Garnish


  1. Place all ingredients(except garnish oranges) in crock-pot. Stir. 
  2. Heat on Low for 4 hours or High 2 hours then switch to warm.
  3. Strain out pods and serve with a cinnamon stick and orange for garnish!

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