Gingerbread Spiced Mulled Wine

This Gingerbread Spiced Mulled Wine could not be easier to make! Ready in about thirty minutes, this mulled wine is packed full of classic flavors you love. Cloves, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, star anise, oranges, and (of course) a bottle of red wine!

three mugs of mulled wine with slices of oranges, star anise, and a cinnamon stick on a marble board

About The Recipe

To be honest, every season is gingerbread season! Winter, spring, summer, fall… Doesn’t matter! Any time of the year is perfect for gingerbread.

But, I have to admit, we are definitely trying to stay warm during these cold winter months! The temps have been dropping into the teens and snowing almost every other day.

Not that I’m complaining! It’s absolutely beautiful but trying to stay warm is tough.

If you’ve been following along with our Instagram, then you’ve gotten a few sneak peaks as we’ve been trying to perfect this recipe.

Yes, it’s taken us almost a month but we have finally achieved the ultimate gingerbread spiced mulled wine!

But where did this inspiration come from? Well, on our last Disney trip, we wandered around Epcot. It was during the Festival of the Holiday’s! There were tons of food booths but there was one thing in particular that stuck in our minds.

A gingerbread spiced Glühwein aka german mulled wine. It was the best thing we had ever tasted! So, once the weather started to get cold, we got to work and here we are.

three mugs of mulled wine with slices of oranges, star anise, and three cinnamon sticks on a marble board

I can’t even begin to describe to you how good this actually is. It’s sweet without being too sweet, just the right amount of spices, and definitely warming! The only downside? It disappears way too fast!

Everyone in our house loves it! We have been making it so much that we basically emptied out our grocery store on a specific kind of wine. Oops!

three mugs of mulled wine with white flowers, a plate or orange slices and cinnamon sticks

But, it’s totally worth it. This mulled wine is one of the best drinks to make during the winter!

What Wine To Use

This is super important. You need a cheap, fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignons. We HIGHLY recommend using Dark Horse’s cabernet. It works beautifully! We have tried to many different kinds of wine and this is definitely the best one.

three mugs of mulled wine with cinnamon sticks, star anise, and orange slices on a marble board

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Allspice Berries
  • Star Anise Pod
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom Pods
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Oranges
  • Lemon
  • Red Wine
ingredients for gingerbread spiced mulled wine

Instructions

In a small pot, combine all ingredients except for the wine. Place over medium-low heat and let cook for about 20 minutes. Remember to stir and keep an eye on this! You don’t want this to turn into candy.

After about twenty minutes, or until the syrup has reduced by half, add the wine!

Let the wine warm slightly before serving.

How To Store

The best thing is to store it in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for a few days.

It also reheats really well! So, whether the wine has gone cold or you’ve refrigerated it, just place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to reheat. It works really well and retains the flavor!

flowers with two mugs of mulled wine with cinnamon sticks and orange slices

Expert Tips

  • Make sure you use a cheap and very fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignons.
  • Don’t let the syrup boil too much! You don’t want it to turn into candy. Just keep an eye on it and adjust the temperature as needed.
  • Fresh ginger is the best way to go! It has so much more flavor than candied ginger.
  • Have fun with the decorating when you serve! Try orange twists, cinnamon sticks, slices of orange, whatever makes you happy.

When you make Gingerbread Spiced Mulled Wine recipe, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

three mugs of mulled wine with slices of oranges, star anise, and a cinnamon stick on a marble board

Gingerbread Spiced Mulled Wine

Traci
Delicious and warming! This Gingerbread Spiced Mulled Wine is the perfect drink during the winter. SO. GOOD.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 535 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ⅓ cups water
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 7 whole cloves
  • 6 cardamon pods cracked
  • 3 inch piece ginger peeled and sliced
  • 2 whole oranges juiced
  • half of a lemon juiced
  • 1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon

Instructions

  • Crack cardamom and remove seeds.
  • In a 2 quart pot, combine water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice, star anise, cloves, cardamom seeds, ginger, orange juice, and lemon juice.
  • Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 20 minutes.
  • Add wine and heat through.

Notes

  • Make sure you use a cheap and very fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignons.
  • Don't let the syrup boil too much! You don't want it to turn into candy. Just keep an eye on it and adjust the temperature as needed.
  • Fresh ginger is the best way to go! It has so much more flavor than candied ginger.
  • Have fun with the decorating when you serve! Try orange twists, cinnamon sticks, slices of orange, whatever makes you happy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 535kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 2gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 40mgFiber: 7gSugar: 70g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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