You know what every Halloween party needs? A batch of delicious, fragrant mulled wine. Better yet: mulled wine that’s housed in the cutest themed mugs available. We’ve got plenty of those to choose from, like these:
Once you’ve got the mug situation settled, you can start making the actual drink. And trust us when we say it is easier to prepare than you probably realize. Here’s the how-to!
Easy Mulled Wine
Here’s what you need:
- Slow Cooker
- Mulling Spices
- Red Wine
- Spoon (We’re using the Secret Ingredient Spoon)
Pour the contents of one or two bottles of red wine into your slow cooker. We’re using HobNob Wicked Red Blend, which has bright, slightly sweet, fruit-leaning flavors that lend well to mulling. Note that if you don’t have a slow cooker, you can substitute a large pot on the stove. We prefer a slow cooker, though, because you can keep it plugged in and set to warm.
For every one bottle of wine (750mL), add one tablespoon of mulling spices. You can usually find these prepackaged anywhere spices are sold.
Add orange slices to your wine and spice mixture. About one-half orange per one bottle of wine is perfect. Once it’s added, set your slow cooker to high and let it cook for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring periodically to help infuse the spices and citrus. Make sure the lid is on as it cooks.
Turn your slow cooker down to the lowest setting and serve in mugs. The spices should settle to the bottom of both the slow cooker and your mug, but you can also strain the wine and place it back into the slow cooker if you prefer.
And that’s it! Pretty easy, huh? If you want an alcohol-free mulled beverage, we recommend picking up a jug of apple cider and repeating the same process. Add three to four tablespoons of mulling spices to one gallon.
+Hosting a Halloween happening? Be sure to check out our wicked-cool Halloween Boo-tique, featuring decor and other delights like these: