Recipes 4061193069_7c3e8726c6

Published on December 21st, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton


Cranberry and Cardamom Mulled Wine

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone

Freshly made mulled wine is about as Christmassy as it gets…christmas in a glass, if you will. It fills your home with its spicy aroma and tastes way better than any bottled mulled wine you can buy, even if you make it with a cheap red you can’t bring yourself to drink otherwise.

I posted a recipe last year, but this year have come up with a new one to try, which I prefer. It has cranberries, oranges, cardamom pods, cinnamon…it’s almost like making chai tea with wine.

Cranberry and Cardamom Mulled Wine


  • 1 bottle of red wine (I used a Rioja)
  • ½ pint of cranberries
  • ½ orange, sliced into wedges
  • about 12 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup sugar (more or less to taste and sweetness of wine)
  1. In a sauce pan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. (You can also make it in your crock pot.)
  2. Let simmer for about 20-30 minutes, until cranberries pop.
  3. Serve in mugs with the cranberries and oranges, but avoid serving the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick.
Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons by

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone

Tags: , , , , ,

About the Author

I spent the last five years earning my PhD in Engineering. I enjoy all types of science and writing, so I am trying out a new career path in science publication and communication. Recently, I have moved to Oxford, England. As an environmentally-conscious person, Oxford is a great place to live...notably there is no car required. I love to talk about vegan cooking, plant-based diets and the benefits of such, so just ask if you are interested. I do ballet for fun and love kitties.

3 Responses to Cranberry and Cardamom Mulled Wine

  1. Jeannie Moulton says:

    ah, yay! I’m so glad you like it :)

  2. Lora says:

    This is quite tasty! I just got done making it and am sipping it right now. All the way in Arizona. Cheers!

Back to Top ↑