christmas cocktails

Every year we throw a big holiday party… in our backyard.

That’s real. We host a hundred guests in fancy dresses and suits outside in December. I mean, yes, we live in Los Angeles but it sill gets cold guys. And since it gets cold every year we try and come up with a new and fun warm drink to serve our guests. This year’s featured beverage? Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine!

It’s like my favorite scone got turned into a cocktail! Doesn’t that just warm your heart? I know, me too! We’ve teamed up with Riunite wine to make this incredible cocktail for your holiday crowd.

how to make mulled wine

Pour the wine into a large pot. 

red wine sangria

Place the spices in cheesecloth and create a bundle. Wrap it up and tie tightly with twine. 

spices for mulled wine

Drop the spice bundle into the red wine, along with the brandy, water, cranberries, orange peel and superfine sugar. 

Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat and then keep warm, stirring often until ready to serve. 

red wine drinks

Serve your cranberry orange mulled wine in mugs with a garnish of a cinnamon stick and orange slice. It’s delicious so make sure you drink responsibly… this means, try not to enjoy the whole pot by yourself.

mulled wine recipes

red wine for the holidays

You can also warm everything together in the slow cooker and keep warm until ready to serve. 

holiday mulled wine

christmas wine

Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine
Serves 10
Celebrate the holidays with our Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine! It's the perfect warm beverage to get you into the holiday spirit.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 2 (750 ml) Riuniti Red Wine Bottles
  2. 8 whole cloves
  3. 2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  4. 1 teaspoon all-spice berries
  5. 2 cinnamon sticks
  6. 8 strips fresh orange peel
  7. ½ cup brandy
  8. 1 ½ cup water
  9. ½ cup granulated sugar
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries
  1. Place the cloves, peppercorns, all-spice, and cinnamon sticks on a few layers of cheesecloth. Wrap up and then tie the bundle with twine.
  2. In a large pot, combine the wine, orange peel, brandy, water, sugar, vanilla, and fresh cranberries. Bring to a boil, while stirring, and then lower the heat.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes, and then serve warm.
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 Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Reunite through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Reunite, all opinions are my own. 

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