Cozy & Comforting Slow Cooker Mulled Wine: A Mugful of Hygge

Mulled Wine by An Unrefined Vegan

Mulled Wine by An Unrefined Vegan

I’m not a huge fan of cold temperatures (though as I get older I’m finding that I can tolerate heat less and less; I guess this just means I’d be happy with a year-round 72-degrees.), but I am a fan of some of the things that typically accompany the season: gray skies streaked with lavender and mauve, brown and red and gold leaves covering the ground and flying through blustery winds, flannel sheets, the smell of woodsmoke, and hot beverages in mugs. Kel and I are not big alcohol drinkers, but certain times and occasions call for something other than water. To inspire a little holiday cheer in our home, I brewed up a big batch of mulled wine, which we enjoyed over the week leading up to Christmas. A mugful was a great way to treat ourselves after working outside in the cold and it filled out little hearts with hygge. While this drink is ideal for the fall/winter holidays, it’s appropriate right through January and February when a little extra comfort is welcome.

Made in the slow cooker (though you could make it on the stove top as well), the flavors from citrus peel, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, cider and red wine gently meld for a sophisticated, cozy beverage. I use NuNaturals NuStevia Simple Syrup in place of the more traditional refined sugar or honey – but of course you can sweeten this however you like. Check out Barnivore for a list of vegan wines. 

Mulled Wine by An Unrefined Vegan

Slower Cooker Mulled Wine
Serves 10
Use a slow cooker to make this cozy & comforting mulled wine with just the right balance of sweetness and spicy citrus flavors. Delicious winter hygge! Perfect for potlucks and gatherings of friends and family.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
75 calories
16 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
134 g
7 g
11 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
134g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
32%
Calcium
3%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups apple cider
  2. 1 bottle vegan red wine (I used a Cabernet Sauvignon)
  3. 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  4. 1 tablespoon NuNaturals NuStevia Simple Syrup or your favorite sweetener, to taste
  5. 2" peel from lime
  6. 2" peel from orange
  7. 2" peel from lemon
  8. 5 whole cloves
  9. 3 star anise
  10. 2 cinnamon sticks
  11. 2 bay leaves
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a slow cooker and set to High. Cook for 2-3 hours. Serve warm.
  2. Store leftover wine in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
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calories
75
fat
0g
protein
0g
carbs
16g
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Mulled Wine by An Unrefined Vegan

Mulled Wine by An Unrefined Vegan

Mulled Wine by An Unrefined Vegan

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