Slow Cooker Pomegranate Orange Mulled Wine

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Pomegranate Orange Mulled Wine

This mulled wine is a sweet-tart combination of red wine, bourbon, pomegranate juice, brown sugar, and warming spices like cinnamon sticks and anise pods.

Serves8 to 10

Prep20 minutes

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There are few things better than throwing everything into a slow cooker, walking away, and returning in an hour to perfectly spiced cocktails. Serve it to guests, drink it while you’re wrapping presents, or pour it into a Thermos and take it caroling or sledding.

This particular mulled wine is a sweet-tart combination of red wine, bourbon, pomegranate juice, and brown sugar. You’ll toss in warming spices like cinnamon sticks and anise pods, as well as fresh fruit, including apple slices, orange slices, and cranberries, for a delicious drink you’ll want to sip on all season long.

Credit: Elizabeth Van Lierde

Pomegranate Orange Mulled Wine

This mulled wine is a sweet-tart combination of red wine, bourbon, pomegranate juice, brown sugar, and warming spices like cinnamon sticks and anise pods.

Prep time 20 minutes

Serves 8 to 10

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1

    medium apple

  • 1

    medium orange

  • 2 (750-ml) bottles

    red wine

  • 1 cup

    bourbon

  • 1 cup

    pomegranate juice

  • 1 cup

    fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 3/4 cup

    packed brown sugar

  • 5

    cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving

  • 2

    star anise pods, plus more for serving

Instructions

  1. Slice 1 apple and 1 orange and place in a 3 to 4-quart slow cooker. Add 2 bottles red wine, 1 cup bourbon, 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup cranberries, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 5 cinnamon sticks, and 2 star anise pods, and stir to combine.

  2. Heat on the LOW setting until the wine is hot, about 1 hour. Lower the temperature to the Warm setting if available. Serve in mugs with extra cinnamon sticks and star anise pods.