Cranberry and Orange Mulled Wine

  • Place all the ingredients apart from the brandy and thyme into the removable stoneware bowl.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours until the berries are tender.
  • Remove the fruit slices and set aside
  • Strain through a mesh sieve, squashing some of the berries to release their tartness.
  • Adjust the sweetness and add the brandy.
  • Pour the mulled wine back into the Crock-Pot bowl, add in the fruit slices and keep on the warm setting until required.
  • To Serve, pour into heatproof glasses, and garnish with the fruit slices, a sprinkle of gold sugar and a sprig of thyme.



  • 1 bottle of fruity red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon works well
  • 300ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 125g fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar (add more if a sweeter drink is required)
  • ½ whole nutmeg, grated
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 100ml brandy (optional)
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme