Looking for a classic holiday drink? Look no further than mulled wine. Great for a party or to sip by the fireside, this drink is the perfect option for a festive beverage.  


Origin of Mulled Wine

When we say classic, we really mean classical. With origins dating back to the ancient Romans, mulled wine is a drink that has stood the test of time. The ancients used wine mixed with honey, dates, and spices, a sort of blueprint for spiced wine that is still served at Christmas markets and holiday parties today. 


There are lots of recipes out there, here’s the one that we’ll be enjoying this winter. Fair warning, it serves a crowd.



How to Make Mulled Wine

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 6 cups of water
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 lemons (thinly sliced)
  • 1 quart of cranapple juice
  • 6 ounces of frozen lemonade
  • Two bottles of dry red wine



Step 1: Add the water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and lemon slices to a pot. 

Step 2: Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Take out the cinnamon sticks and lemons.

Step 4: Add the wine, cranapple juice, and frozen lemonade. 

Step 5: Serve, and enjoy!

Do you have a different variation of this holiday favorite? Let us know in the comments!