Recipe: Holiday Mulled Red Wine

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Enjoy this Mulled Red Wine recipe this holiday season! 


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds (also peeled, if you would like a less-bitter drink)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • Stevia to taste (optional)
  • Optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the mixture just barely reaches a simmer over medium-high heat.  (Don’t boil!!! The alcohol will evaporate.) 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  • Strain the mixture and serve warm with whatever garnishes you’d like!


  • Feel free to use your choice of sweetener here, or leave the mulled wine un-sweetened.
  • You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Then simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready to serve.

For our current patients: Modify this recipe to fit your specific program needs, and always reach out to your health coach with any questions.

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