Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe

Courtesy of Estancia Estates Winery


  • bottle Estancia Monterey County Pinot Noir
  • 2 Cups  apple cider
  • 1/2 Cup  honey or sugar (or more to taste)
  • cinnamon sticks
  • large orange (and the juice)
  • lemon
  • lime
  • whole cloves
  • bay leaves
  • star anise pods
  • whole vanilla pod, cut lengthwise
  • Whole nutmeg, for grating

Oh the weather outside is frightful, and the mulled wine we're making is so delightful... we mean, mulled wine makes the perfect cocktail for chilly winter nights — and a wonderful cap to your Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe, created by California's Estancia winery, can be made in advance for your Thanksgiving festivities. 


Peel long strips of rind from the orange, lemon, and lime and place in a saucepan along with the sugar/honey and the juice of the orange. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, 3 gratings of nutmeg, zest of orange, bay leaves, and sliced vanilla pod. Pour enough wine and cider to cover the sugar and place over medium heat. Stir frequently until the mixture boils and thickens slightly (roughly 5 minutes). Pour in the rest of the wine and cider and turn the heat down to low. Add the star anise and leave the mixture to heat through for about 10 minutes without boiling. Make sure to leave the spices and zest in the pan. Ladle into glasses or mugs and garnish with slices of orange, nutmeg, or cinnamon sticks and enjoy.


Calories per serving:

299 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 15g 23%
  • Carbs 294g 98%
  • Saturated 1g 6%
  • Fiber 25g 98%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 207g
  • Monounsaturated 8g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 19g 38%
  • Sodium 45mg 2%
  • Calcium 747mg 75%
  • Magnesium 202mg 50%
  • Potassium 2,271mg 65%
  • Iron 33mg 183%
  • Zinc 5mg 34%
  • Phosphorus 450mg 64%
  • Vitamin A 40µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 171mg 285%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 39%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 29%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 44%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 82µg 21%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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