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You can't go wrong with a holiday spiced mulled wine recipe especially in the crock pot! This cocktail is warm, flavorful and filled with fruit and spices. A tasty treat for all your holiday guests!

Slow Cooker Holiday Mulled Wine

A spiced holiday cocktail made in a crockpot! This holiday mulled wine recipe is full of fruits, spices, wine and brandy. A warm delicious cocktail on a cold winter day! 


  • 1 bottle red wine (merlot, cabernet sauvignon or other fruity wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 3/4 cup orange juice fresh squeezed or store bought
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cranberry fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium apple chopped
  • 1 medium orange sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 whole cloves
  • 2 anise stars


  1. Add all ingredients to slow cooker.  Stir to help sugar begin to dissolve.

  2. Cook on low for 2 – 3 hours, or until the berries are tender. You can cook it for an hour or two longer if you wish, but take care that it doesn’t boil.

  3.  Taste and add additional sugar until it’s just sweet enough.

  4. Keep your Crock Pot on the “warm” setting to keep the wine nice and hot. If your Crock Pot doesn’t have a warm setting, try alternating between “low” and off.

Recipe Notes

** For fresh squeezed, you get about 2 ounces from each medium sized orange.**

**Add more sugar and other spices to your desired preference to find the perfect balance of sweet to tart.