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Mulled wine with cranberry and orange.
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Instant Pot Mulled Wine

This Instant Pot mulled wine is a delicious Christmas cocktail made with red wine and seasonal spices. It's a fantastic hot drink for entertaining, and perfect for holiday parties.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: British
Keyword: glogg, gluhwein, instant pot, mulled red wine, mulled wine, pressure cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Tonje




  • Use a knife or vegetable peeler to peel the lemon. Try to include as little of the white layer of the peel as possible. Then, slice the oranges.
  • Place the orange slices, lemon zest, red wine, maple syrup, bourbon, cloves, star anise and cinnamon sticks in your Instant Pot and stir.
  • Use the SAUTE setting to gently heat up the mulled wine. You don't want the wine to boil, only gently simmer or simply become warm.
  • Allow the spices to mull in the warm wine for at least 5 minutes, or up to 1 hour. The longer you leave the wine, the deeper the spice flavor will become.
  • Remove the whole spices, oranges, and lemon peel. I like to use a fine mesh strainer for this purpose.
  • Serve the warm spiced wine in cups, optionally garnished with fresh orange slices, cranberries, cinnamon sticks or fresh rosemary sprigs.



  • Mulled wine is best when served immediately, but any leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  • Feel free to add any extra ingredients, like cranberries, apple cider, apple slices, brown sugar or ginger.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg