Traditional Mulled Wine in the Crock Pot

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I was wanting to use my crock pot to make a traditional mulled wine for Christmas. I sourced a number of recipes and came up with this

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the tea. Let it steep and cool slightly. Add to crock pot. (I added about 4 cups).
  2. Cut the lemons and oranges into slices. Add the red wine. Add the brandy (cognac could be substituted).
  3. Add sugar to taste.
  4. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  5. Heat in the crock pot for approximately 3 hours, or until warmed. (I was turning the pot on/off when the wine got too hot/cold during the evening).
  6. Note: Never let the wine mixture boil, or it will spoil. I used home made wine that our friend had given us. I used Ginger Tea, but any herbal tea could be used ~ or ~ for a different taste, use orange or pineapple juice.
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I made this for my holiday party this year and there was nothing left at the end of the night. I have a Swedish girlfriend who advised us to put almonds and raisins in it and it made her nostalgic for her home, where Grogg is a tradition at the holidays. I only used 1/2 cup of sugar as I didn't want this to be too sweet. It turned out warm, homey and delicious and made the house smell incredibly festive. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

SSellars December 20, 2008