Mulled Wine

Products Used
Mulled Wine Dixie


  • 4 cups apple or pear cider
  • One 750 milliliter bottle dry red wine of choice*
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish, optional


  1. Combine cider, wine, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange zest, orange juice, cloves, and star anise in a large saucepan.
  2. Over low heat, gently simmer for 30-45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Do not let mulled wine boil or even bubble. Allowing heat to go too high will cook out the alcohol. 
  3. Ladle into wine glasses or mugs and serve warm with a cinnamon stick for a garnish. 
  4. Any leftover mulled wine can be refrigerated in a covered container and rewarmed when ready to serve. 
Dixie Crystals Insight

*Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah (Shiraz), Grenache, Merlot, and Malbec are all good choices. Look for a dry, fruit-forward wine. Wines with high tannin levels add flavor and firmness to the mulled wine.

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