Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine

Disclaimer – This recipe for Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine was entered in Cape Cod Select Blogger Recipe Challenge.  

Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine

The week following Christmas and right before New Year’s Eve always feels like a black hole to me.

I can never remember what day it is, weekday or weekend, because everyone’s off for the Holidays, and it’s messing with my mind. For me, it feels like it’s always a weekend during this week.

I’ll be like, “why are these people working on a Sunday?” When it’s really Tuesday!

All this confusion before I even have a sip of alcohol. Speaking of which, you are going to love this Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine.

Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine

Yes, wine that’s served warm.

Heated warm.

Not room temperature warm.

Now I know what you’re thinking, wine is best served room temperature or chilled.

Not this time. This time it’s mixed with fruit juices (I used Cranberry and apple cider), brewed chai tea, fruit of choice, and spices. Then it’s left to heat up in your slow cooker until warm.

After a few hours, you get the most delicious warmed spice drink to shake off winter’s chill.

And this Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine is perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebration because it makes a large amount and your guest can help themselves to it while you mingle, like the party hostess (or host) you are.

I used a white wine for this Mulled Wine because I wanted something lighter than a red wine. And the Pinot Grigio was all I had on hand at the time I made this Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine.

I love the flavors! It reminds me of a cross between hot apple cider, a Sangria, and the Wassail I made last year.

All warm and cuddly kind of drink.

Like I just stepped out of a snowy forest and into a cabin with a roaring fireplace and a bare-chested man to keep me warm, kind of drink.

Oh, that’s a story for another day.

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Happy New Year’s 2017!

Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: A whole lotta drink

Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine

Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine is a warm spiced drink that's perfect for Fall and winter months to help shake off the chill from outdoors. Made with cranberry juice, apple cider, brewed chai tea, white wine, fruit, and spices this mulled wine reminds me of a warm bear hug on a snowy day.


  • 1 bottle of your favorite white wine
  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 4 cups natural apple cider
  • 2 cups brewed Chai tea
  • 1 cup Cape Cod Select Premium frozen cranberries
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
    For Garnish:
  • Cape Cod Select Premium frozen cranberries
  • Sliced apple
  • lime wedges
  • cinnamon sticks
  • sprig of rosemary


  1. Pour wine, cranberry juice, apple cider, and chai tea into a large slow cooker pot.
  2. Mix in cranberries, apple slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Place on Low setting, cover, and cook for 3 to 4 hours so all the ingredients have a chance to cook together.
  4. Serve hot.
  5. Garnish with cranberries, sliced apple, lime wedges, cinnamon sticks, and/or a sprig of rosemary.


If desired, strain cooked fruit from liquid before serving.

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