Crockpot mulled wine – a cozy and comforting holiday treat that is perfect for a crowd!
- 1.5 liters of red wine – two bottles (I used cabernet sauvignon)
- 1/2 gallon apple cider
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 apple, thickly sliced
- 1 orange, thickly sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 2–3 star anise
- Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Turn on the LOW setting.
- Once it is hot, you can begin to drink it.
- It can sit in the slow cooker all day, the flavors will just continue to meld as it sits.
- flavor options: whole cloves and nutmeg can also be used.
- sweetness: if you want it sweeter add additional maple syrup 1 tablespoon at a time.
- halve the recipe: feel free to cut in half using 1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 cups apple cider and 1/4 cup real maple syrup. I used a large slow cooker and it was pretty full so if yours is smaller/rounder, you definitely might need to halve it!
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