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A close up of mulled wine and rosemary sprig next to an orange

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American


There’s no better way to cozy up in cold weather than with traditional mulled wine, and it’s super easy to make when you pull out your handy slow cooker!


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, halved
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle full red wine (I used cabernet)
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries


  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. (Squeeze juice from orange into slow cooker then add juiced remains to pot.)
  2. Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 hours.
  3. Strain out spices and fruit with a slotted spoon.
  4. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Do not boil the wine or you will boil off the alcohol.
  • You can also place the fruit and spices in a cheesecloth and tie with twine, then simply remove when ready to serve.

Keywords: mulled wine