Mulled Wine

Having spent a lot of time in the mountains in winter I have come to love mulled wine. The smell of the house in itself is intoxicating with the perfume of cinnamon and star anise swirling through the red wine. And a warm mug of mulled wine is the best welcome into a warm house with red, rosy cheeks and a cold nose.

It’s also a fun gift! Add the spices to a bottle of wine and pour into a pretty glass jar. Leave directions to warm the contents for about 30 minutes to an hour and, voila, a great winter housewarming gift!

And if you would prefer something non-alcoholic then you can use the same exact recipe with apple cider. Equally delicious and tummy warming.


xo, kendra



Mulled Wine

Free From the Top-9, Low-Fodmap

Serves: 5

Prep Time: 5 minutes plus simmering

  • 1 bottle middle of the road red wine (don’t use a $5 bottle but also don’t use a $50 bottle!)
  • 1/4 c. Grand Marnier
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. Honey
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 allspice balls
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 star anise
  • additional oranges and¬†cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Ladle into mugs and enjoy warm!

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