Homemade Mulled Wine – Winter Low Carb Drink

by Joanna
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A winter classic, this homemade mulled wine is infused with cinnamon and all the delicious Christmas spices. I love serving it during the holiday season to warm up.

Homemade mulled wine is a warm drink perfect for Christmas

We may speak a different language when it comes to mulled wine. Maybe you call it glühweinvino calientevin chaudBlaufrankish … or all the other ways it’s called in your country. Yet, everyone all over the world enjoys this flavorful hot spiced wine. 

It’s a tradition to have this drink during holidays, especially around Christmas, since it’s loaded with flavors of cinnamon, orange, and cloves.

Just like we drink sangria during Summer to chill, mulled wine is perfect for winter to warm up. It’s a delicious infused wine with spices, oranges, sugar, and sometimes a touch of brandy. 

What Is Mulled Wine?

Mulled wine is a hot drink loaded with various spices typically served at Christmas markets around Europe. 

Is Mulled Wine Keto-Friendly?

Mulled wine from restaurants may not be keto since it’s made with sugar and other ingredients that are too high in carbs.

But fortunately, you can still enjoy it with this recipe made from naturally low-carb ingredients.

Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe

  • Perfect for those cold days, especially on Christmas.
  • You can make it ahead of time.
  • Loaded with delicious flavors.
  • Extremely easy to make.

Ingredients For Mulled Wine 

You will need only a few easy-to-find ingredients to create this delicious mulled wine recipe. Here is a list with everything you need:

  • Wine: Use any dry red wine (my favorite) or white wine. Don’t use the fanciest wine you have – any wine is good as long it is low-carb. Cabernet Sauvignon is my favorite, but you can use Merlot or Zinfandel.
  • Oranges – Peel the oranges to avoid the bitter taste.
  • Cinnamon – I used cinnamon sticks, but ground cinnamon works just as fine.
  • Spices: whole cloves and star anise – A few cardamom pods would also add incredible taste.
  • Sweetener – You can add your favorite sweetener to taste. For a low-carb and keto mulled wine, use Erythritol or Monk fruit. 
  • Liqueur (optional) – It’s common to boost the mulled wine with brandy or cognac.
easy recipe for low carb mulled wine

How To Make This Delicious Mulled Wine

You will love this recipe once you see how easy it is to prepare. Here is everything you have to do:

  1. In a medium saucepan, add all the ingredients.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil until it starts to bubble — simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Strain and serve – Strain out all the spices before drinking to enjoy the smooth taste and texture.  
how to make hot spiced wine

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Carbs Are In Wine?

Did you know that dry white and red wine have about 2 grams of carbs per standard serving of 5 oz?
Sweeter wines or dessert wines have 4 carbs for a serving, and those carbs come from unfermented sugar. You can read more about this topic here.
Well, that’s cool because I didn’t know and avoided all the acholic drinks at the beginning of my journey. Although I only drink wine on extra special occasions because it increases my cravings, making me super hungry.

What Does Mulled Wine Taste Like?

This mulled wine is loaded with fruity, sweet, and smoky flavors and tastes like Christmas. And the best part about this recipe is that you can make it according to your taste by adding any spices you like.

Mulled Wine Vs. Red Wine

Red wine is simply red wine, while mulled wine is a Christmas drink made from red wine and spices served warm.

Can We Drink Mulled Wine Cold?

Sure, but you need to know that it will not taste the same because its flavors are more intense when it’s warm.

More Holiday Drink Recipes:

Homemade mulled wine is a warm drink perfect for Christmas

Homemade Mulled Wine – Winter Low Carb Drink

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yelds 5 servings
Author Joanna


A winter classic, this mulled wine is infused with cinnamon and all the delicious Christmas spices. I love serving it during the holiday season to warm up.


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine
  • ½ orange peeled and sliced into rounds
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise pods
  • 2-4 tablespoons sweetener
  • optional add-in: 1/4 cup brandy or your favorite liqueur


  • Add the wine, orange slices, cranberries, cloves, cinnamon and sweetener into a medium pot. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Do not boil the wine. Simmer on a low temperature for 15 minutes
  • Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove the orange slices and spices. Taste test and adjust the sweetness if desired.
  • Pour in into glasses and serve.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword mulled wine
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