Easy and Mellow Mulled Wine Recipe


For those of you who follow my writing (thank you!) you know I love Christmas. From the lights to the shiny ornaments, even the late-night gift-wrapping on Christmas Eve doesn’t thwart me.  What I love most of all, though, is yummy festive food. Like this mulled wine recipe – a warm blend of spices, dry wine and orange slices that transports you to the Christmas markets of Europe.

Christmas in Toronto | Easiest Ever mulled wine recipe | Maple and Marigold

Traditional Mulled Wine Recipe

My hubby and I have travelled a lot over the years. Early in our marriage, before kids came on the scene, and when I still worked for British Airways, we would jump on a plane on a Friday night and wind up spending the weekend in Europe. We lived in Dubai at that time so it was a much shorter flight than it is now from Toronto. My memories of that time as always are entangled with the food I tried out on various trips. This mulled wine recipe is form those early trips. Since then it has become a Christmas staple in our house.  It doesn’t feel like the holiday season till I’ve made my first pot of mulled wine.




Christmas in Toronto | Easiest Ever Mulled Wine Recipe | #CANRecipe | Maple and Marigold

Easiest Ever Mulled Wine Recipe

Print Recipe
A delicious and warming Christmas drink. This easy Mulled Wine recipe will put you in the mood for the holiday season.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Maple and Marigold


  • 5 cups sweet apple cider
  • 1 bottle of any dry red wine
  • 6-7 cloves
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5-6 cinnamon sticks
  • Orange slices and cinnamon sticks for decoration


  • Pour the cider into a heavy-bottomed pan and boil it along with the spices.
  • Once it starts boiling turn the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for twenty minutes.
  • Occasionally skim the scum off from the top of the cider.
  • Pour in the wine and turn it up to boil one final time.
  • Serve warm in pretty glasses.

Christmas in Toronto | Easiest Ever Mulled WIne Recipe | Maple and Marigold

Along with this easy mulled wine recipe, I’m so excited to be sharing recipes from fellow Canadian bloggers under the hashtag #CANRecipe. Food that will give you a flavour of the season, delicious Christmas Classics straight from our kitchens. 

Nanaimo Truffles @  Dish’n’ the Kitchen

Dipped Oreos @ The Inspired Home

Mulled Wine @ Maple and Marigold

Bacon Fried Rice @ Allergy Girl Eats

Cole’s Pudding @ Off The Porch

Chocolate covered Whiskey-Soaked Figs @ Everday Allergen Free

Shortbread Cookies @ Mommydo

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Nanaimo Truffles | Dish 'n' the kitchen
7 years ago

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Shortbread cookies that melt in your mouth #CANrecipe | MommyDo
7 years ago

[…] Mulled Wine @ Maple and Marigold […]

Dipped Oreos - The Inspired Home
7 years ago

[…] Mulled Wine @ Maple and Marigold […]

Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama
7 years ago

I can only imagine the wonderful smell from this spiced wine on the stove. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

Unexpected Canadian Christmas Classics: Round-up | Allergy Girl Eats
7 years ago

[…] Mulled Wine from Maple and Marigold {Top 8 Free} […]

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