Mulled White Wine

Mulled White Wine: a fun twist on the classic cold weather beverage

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Mulled White Wine

Mulled wine made with white wine? Yes, it’s a little different… but SOOOO DELICIOUS! And in the scheme of things, not entirely odd. Head over to our article to read more about the history of mulled wine and how different countries drink it. Our favorite update on a classic mulled wine recipe is below. By switching to white wine, we open up a whole new world of possibilities on a classic Winter Warmer. We just recommend not going very sweet with your choice of wine… If you’re looking for a more traditional recipe, here’s our red wine version.

If you love this cocktail, check out our full cocktail library or our YouTube Craft Cocktail Making playlist for home mixology lessons as you make your drink.

Let’s Get Stirrin’

Serves: 2-3

Special Tools: thick-based sauce pan, whisk, ladle

Difficulty: Moderate


1 bottle of good quality dry white wine
1 1/2 cups apple cider
(use alcohol-free if you prefer something a bit lighter on the ABV)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup whole cranberries
1 orange, sliced
1 apple, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, split in half
5 cardamom pods
5 anise cloves
Pomegranate seeds to serve

  1. Bring all the ingredients to a simmer except the pomegranate seeds.
  2. Once warm and the sugar has melted remove from the heat, serve into glasses.
  3. Add a spoon of pomegranate seeds to each to garnish.

Uncommon Goods has our favorite collection of handmade mugs to sip this cozy Winter Warmer out of. Although, a clear toddy glass always delights me when drinking something this pretty. Which do you prefer?

Suzanne making a sour face wondering if she'll like this cocktail
But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well! So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well!
  • Sweet
  • Sour
  • Spiritous
  • Refreshing
  • Complex/Funky/Unique

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