In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon stick (I used 2 since they were half sticks). Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer.
Cut the orange into slices and push cloves into the orange and place in the simmering water. Continue simmering for 30 minutes, or until thick and syrupy.
Pour in the wine, and heat until steaming but not simmering (about 5-10 minutes). Taste the wine and add more sugar if needed. Remove the orange slices. Serve hot in mugs or glasses that have been preheated in warm water (cold glasses will break). Garnish with a fresh orange slice or one from the pot.
Feel free to double or triple the recipe depending on how many you are serving. In Germany they had crockpots filled in just about every store. This can easily be reheated in the microwave for about a minute. Just a warning, this will knock you on your butt a bit faster than regular wine, the heating process really strengthens the alcohol so consider yourself warned. Drink up!
Have you ever had mulled wine?
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I don’t like red wine either but I think I could get on board with this. Sounds yummy!
Yes, I really don’t like it but this version is sweeter and oh so delicious! Totally try it.
I’ve never had mulled wine so I need to try this!
Oh it is so good and perfect for nights in by the fireplace!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I’m not a fan! I have a bottle sitting in my wine rack too.
Yeah this is the only way I will drink red wine. I had that bottle sitting for 2 years but I love it this way. Very weird. The sweetness helps.
Oh my gosh. Yum.
It is so good and perfect for this time of year! Hope you try it.
this sounds awesome!!
It is so good and brings me back to Germany! Perfect for nights by the fireplace and movie night in!
kathy @ vodka and soda says
yes, my FIL offered it a couple of weeks ago and it’s really good! then we looked at the sugar content – yowza! 😀
It is loaded with sugar but I did use truvia in place of the regular sugar to help offset it a little, but it is a nice treat.
LOVE THIS!! I’m going to do this for sure.
Oh you should! Tell what you think if you do! I was totally hooked once I had it. Perfect for the nights you get snowed in.
I love red wine. ha I used to only drink white and now I am the opposite. Mulled wine is so yummy. We must have some my next trip up! In just a few short weeks we will be reunited. Yay!
Yes, I will totally make some when you come up!! Yeah, so excited!
I think I shall make this tonight! It’s cold here, I think it’s perfect.
Oh you should!! It is perfect for cold night and couch lounging!
OMG yum!! I love Wassail with Christmas dinner! This sounds so similar!
Yes, it is very similar to a traditional Wassail minus some of the spices (I think ginger and nutmeg) they use but very close in taste!
Queen Fitness Blondie L says
I am just over here like “WHAT THE HELL IS ON THOSE ORANGES” so I am happy to see they aren’t bugs 😉
OMG!! No not bugs!! Haha!! Little clove sticks!! That would freak me out too!
I never knew what mulled wine really WAS. I’m not actually a wine drinker but this sounds REALLY good!
OMG!! You need it in your life. I don’t like red wine it is usually too “oakey” (is that even a word? whatever) but this gets much sweet and is more like a cider with a kick!! So good!
I love this idea!!! it’s just something different, and awesome for christmas as I can’t stand eggnog. bleh!
I am not a fan of eggnog either so this makes a perfect holiday treat!
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
I definitely need to try this!
Oh you should! I love it and I am not a fan of red wine!