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Easy Citrus Mulled Wine (+Non-Alcoholic Version!)

You want to countdown to midnight with a festive drink that is easily sippable. My Easy Citrus Mulled Wine is a sweet and spicy way to ring in the new year. Also, non-drinkers can make this into a mocktail with the recommendations below!

Mulled wine is the perfect winter cocktail. It is warm, bright, and spiced, which are all feelings that we associate with the holidays. Plus, you can make it, throw a in a ladle, and your guests can serve themselves!

Easy Citrus Mulled Wine combines orange, lemon, and grapefruit along with red wine and brandy. It is a multi-layer flavor that delights any who drink it.

If you are not a fan of alcohol or have young ones in the house, that’s okay! Check out how to make a non-alcoholic version using grape juice instead!

Non-Alcoholic Citrus Mulled Wine 

Not everyone is a drinker, and that’s okay! Follow this recipe if you’d like to make this recipe without red wine or brandy.

You’ll Need:

750mL concord grape juice

½ cup spiced apple cider

2 oranges, juiced

1 grapefruit, sliced thin

1 lemon, sliced thin

5-6 cinnamon sticks

Combine all ingredients in the same manner as the original recipe. Serve warm in mugs or stemless wine glasses.

Ingredients in Easy Citrus Mulled Wine

  • 1 750mL bottle dry red wine
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 4 small oranges, juiced (or 2 large oranges)
  • 1 grapefruit, sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 5-6 cinnamon sticks

How to Make Easy Citrus Mulled Wine

In a stockpot, add the wine, brandy, brown sugar, and orange juice. Turn the heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to warm. Dissolve the sugar, but keep the temperature low to not boil the liquid.

Once the sugar is dissolved, add the oranges, grapefruit, and lemon slices along with the cinnamon sticks.

Allow the flavors to marry for about 10 minutes before enjoying.

To serve, ladle some mulled wine into a mug or stemless wine glass.

Easy Citrus Mulled Wine

Easy Citrus Mulled Wine

A warm drink is the perfect way to ring in the new year. This delicious Easy Citrus Mulled Wine uses lots of staple pantry ingredients and changes up a boring glass of red wine!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 750mL bottle dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 4 small oranges (or 2 large oranges), juiced
  • 1 grapefruit, sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 5-6 cinnamon sticks

Instructions
 

  • In a stockpot, add the wine, brandy, brown sugar, and orange juice. Turn the heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to warm. Dissolve the sugar, but keep the temperature low to not boil the liquid.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, add the oranges, grapefruit, and lemon slices along with the cinnamon sticks.
  • Allow the flavors to marry for about 10 minutes before enjoying.
  • To serve, ladle some mulled wine into a mug or stemless wine glass.

Notes

For the non-alcoholic version:
750mL concord grape juice
½ cup spiced apple cider
3 oranges, sliced thin
1 grapefruit, sliced thin
1 lemon, sliced thin
5-6 cinnamon sticks
Combine all ingredients in the same manner as the original recipe. Serve warm in mugs or stemless wine glasses.

Keyword Easy Citrus Mulled Wine
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