Apple mulled white wine

Apple mulled white wine offers a new twist on and old classic! The perfect winter drink, it's a warm mix of wine, apples and cinnamon. Great for gatherings, holiday parties or quiet weekends at home. Done in under 30 minutes! | @mitzyathome

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A fruity twist on a winter classic, this apple mulled white wine is the perfect cold-weather, festive drink!


  • 750ml ( 3 cups + 2 TBSPs | 1 bottle) white wine (I use Pinot Grigio)
  • 240ml (1 cup) apple juice
  • 1 apple, halved and thinly sliced
  • 100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 6 cloves

Serve with

  • 1 apple, halved and thinly sliced
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 1 organic lemon, sliced


  1. Combine wine, apple juice, sliced apple, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a large non-reactive pot. Stick cloves into the lemon, then slice the lemon and add to the pot as well.
  2. Place on the stove, set over medium-high heat, and slowly bring to a light simmer. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, until the apples are tender. Taste to see if you want more sugar. If you want it to taste less alcoholic, turn up the heat and let the wine boil for a few minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and pour wine into 3 heat-resistant cups. Garnish each drink with cinnamon sticks, apple and lemon slices and serve warm.


The amount of sugar you need really depends on the apples and juice used. Because I use Granny Smith apples, which aren’t really sweet, I need more sugar. But if your apples are super sweet, you can easily use less sugar. The same goes for juice, as each brand is different.

You can store mulled wine in the fridge overnight, but I prefer to drink it on the day it’s made. Before storing, remove all the spices and fruit. Reheat on the stove before serving.

The mugs I use are my favorite, from La Rochere.