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Easy crockpot mulled wine recipe.

Crockpot Mulled Wine

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 14 cups
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


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
  • 23 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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