Slow Cooker German Mulled Wine

While honey adds an extra flavor dimension to the German Mulled Wine drink, you can omit adding it during the slow-cooking portion of this recipe. You can then sweeten the finished drink using honey, sugar, brown sugar, or sugar substitute according to your personal taste and preference. To add a touch of spicy sweetness to this drink, sprinkle a few pieces of cinnamon red hot candies into each serving.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 5 cups burgundy wine
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 12 whole allspice berries
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • Add the cider, wine, and honey to a slow cooker.
  • Put the cloves, allspice berries, and lemon zest in a muslin spice bag or a piece of cheesecloth that has been rinsed, wrung dry, and secured with a piece of kitchen twine; add to the slow cooker along with the cinnamon sticks.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.