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Pomegranate Mulled Wine ~ #SundaySupper

Sweet, warm, fruity wine that tastes like Christmas in a glass.

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I made you a warm, toasty, wine-infused beverage to keep you cozy during the holiday season. This pomegranate mulled wine tastes best sipped from holiday mug sitting under a fuzzy blanket by the glow of the fire. My house didn’t come with a fireplace, so I crank the heat up, add a few thermal layers, and press the fireplace app on my iPhone while I sip on my wine. It’s virtually the same thing. Okay, so it’s the very opposite of the same thing, but I pretend.

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For me, the definition of comfort is being surrounded by family and friends around the dinner table, telling jokes and sipping wine. That’s where this pomegranate mulled wine comes in. It’s the perfect addition to any holiday table. It’s sweet, fruity, and warm.

I used Gallo Family Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon in this pomegranate mulled wine recipe. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and combines the fruity flavors of blackberry and black current with a subtle hint of oak in the background.

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Pomegranate Mulled Wine |

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 12 minutes. Strain and serve.

To make the recipe even easier, you can use the help of your slow cooker. All of the ingredients get mixed right in the bowl of the slow cooker and cooked on low until the flavors become warm and spicy, about 3 hours. Strain the mixture and place it back in the slow cooker on warm until you’re ready to serve.

Place a ladle by the pot or slow cooker, and this mulled wine becomes self-serve, eliminating the need for a bartender. Your guests can help themselves to the ladle whenever they need a refill.

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Mulled wine is simply wine mixed with mulling spices–cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, star anise, and allspice–and fresh citrus juice. Some folks even add a little brandy–I opted not to use brandy in this recipe. The wine is traditionally of the red variety and served warm. It’s super simple to make, and it goes down easy–maybe even a little too easy.

The steamy fog that floats from the pot will have your mouth watering. The wine smells and tastes like Christmas. Honestly, I almost didn’t want to share.

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Pomegranate Mulled Wine

Sweet, fruity wine mulled with warm spices, citrus, and pomegranate.

Yield: 6 cups

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


1 (750ml) bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon

1 cup (8-ounces) pomegranate juice

zest and juice of 1 orange

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup honey

3 whole star anise

6 whole cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

3 whole allspice


Combine everything in a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes.

Strain the mixture through a mesh sieve. Keep the wine warm in the slow cooker set to warm.

Alternatively, you can make this recipe in the slow cooker. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your slow cooker. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Strain through a mesh sieve. Keep warm in the slow cooker until you’re ready to serve.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

21 Responses to “Pomegranate Mulled Wine ~ #SundaySupper”

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    Renee — November 9, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I start craving hot mulled wine as soon as the temps get into the near freezing range. It does warm and comfort me from the inside out.


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    Liz — November 9, 2014 at 6:54 am

    A perfect beverage for a cold autumn’s eve! So comforting and delicious!


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    Katie — November 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I have to make a confession: I’ve never made mulled wine before! It sounds so so perfect for the winter season; I love the pomegranate version you made…sounds fab!


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    Nichole — November 9, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Haha, I need this fireplace app as well! You know just to get the effect as I drink this yummy mulled wine!


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    Betsy @ Desserts Required — November 9, 2014 at 9:39 am

    The fireplace app works just fine…at least to sit in front of and enjoy this warm comforting mulled wine. I love that this can be made in the slow cooker, too. I never would have thought of this!


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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

    What a fantastic idea! I love mulled wine! Yours sounds just amazing!


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    [email protected] Tastes Good — November 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Too funny about the fireplace app. Living in FL that sounds like something that might work for us when a cold night rolls around. I have never had mulled wine before! Can you believe it? This needs to change and soon! Your pomegranate version sounds right up my alley. I’m putting this on my to do list. Thanks!!


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    Tammi @Momma's Meals — November 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    This would make an excellent addition to any family dinner holiday whether it be a holiday or just Sunday Supper!


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    Shaina — November 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I’ve never had mulled wine before, but it sounds like the perfect cold-weather drink!


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    Small Town Girl — November 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    This sounds like a winner for my Christmas party! Tasty!


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    Emily {Jelly Toast} — November 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I love the warmth and comfort of mulled wine!


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    Ashley — November 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    We’ve talked about making mulled wine every thanksgiving and for some reason it never seems to happen! I need to make it work this year – this looks so delicious and comforting!


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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — November 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    This wine looks beyond delicious! Perfect for the holidays.


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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — November 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    This definitely says cozy nights by the fire to me. Just need a blanket and a good book!


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    Alida — November 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    We are getting 6″ of snow tomorrow, and all I want to do is curl up next to a fire with a glass of this tasty mulled wine. So delicious!


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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — November 10, 2014 at 5:45 am

    a perfect sipper for a cold night!


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    Alice — November 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve never had mulled wine, but I”m going to have to try now! :) Thanks for sharing!


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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — November 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I’d definitely love to relax with this! And a fireplace app?! Who knew!


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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — November 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Laughing over your fireplace app and extra blankets! Here in So. Calif. we don’t really get snow, or cold enough weather to merit hot mulled wine, but that doesn’t stop us either!


    • Jennie replied November 12th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      We can all pretend it’s cold out just so we can enjoy this wine. Thanks, Dorothy!


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    Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen — November 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I adore mulled wine! The perfect drink for the cold damp nights here in Washington!!


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