Easy to make and festive with warm, fragrant spices, this Mulled Wine will be your favorite holiday cocktail!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. right?
I am really trying to focus on gratitude and giving back rather than getting caught up in the hustle and bustle craziness of the season. It’s not easy and some days are easier than others, but I feel strongly about. There have been way too many years where I was so stressed with shopping and everything else that I wasn’t allowed to enjoy it. My kids are getting older and I am certainly not getting any younger…
I decided to make this Mulled Wine last Saturday night, enjoy my Christmas decorations and my semi-quiet house with my husband (while the kids were watching a Christmas movie), and relaxed. It was magical. I knew I had to put away laundry and clean my house, but instead I opted for the couch and some of this mulled wine. I am SO glad that I did!
And aren’t they so pretty??
I found this juice in grocery store and was intrigued. I love cranberries and pomegranates so why not try it? To be honest, it sounded so good that it inspired me to make some sort of holiday cocktail with it and I remembered seeing this recipe for Mulled Wine from Bon Appetit and decided to make my own!
I was not compensated by R.W. Knudsen for this recipe, I just love their juices!
Side note: The rosemary sprigs are purely garnish because they look like Christmas tree branches, but they added a wonderful, woody, herbal, fun twist.
The beauty of this is you just add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker, cook on low for 60 minutes and serve it warm.
Then, simply drain out everything over a big bowl or pitcher and serve the reserved wine mixture.
I told you it was easy! Now I just need a fireplace and a blizzard and I am good to go. Ok, maybe just a fireplace…
- 1 bottle red wine, I used Cabernet Sauvignon
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 3 inch piece of ginger, chopped
- 1 cup Cranberry Pomegranate Juice
- 1 cup cranberries
- ½ pomegranate seeds
- 2 star anise
- 2-3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cloves
- zest of one orange
- orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cranberries and pomegranates for garnish
Cheers to the holidays! And living a life of gratitude and peace (or at least trying really hard!)